When we’re connected, we can share concerns and solve problems together, learn and grow from each other to build a stronger future-fit sector, and utilise our collective expertise and passion to build a better Aotearoa.
Auckland and Christchurch transport groups built strong relationships with transport clients and contributed to key policy programmes.
We teamed up with Engineering New Zealand during Covid-19 to connect with chief executives and directors of member firms to share information and identify issues for collective advocacy.
Provided our annual Remuneration Survey with Strategic Pay, giving members clear information about remuneration trends across our sector.
Our new website showcases our members and membership to clients and provides a personalised experience for members.
We worked closing with our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch young professional committees to get feedback and guidance on how to engage with young consultants and engineers. We looked at support through educational programmes to upskill the next generation of business leaders.
All new members have a seamless and engaging welcome with ACE New Zealand.
Connected into our regions through our Regional Chairs
We continue to email our member database every Thursday with key news from around the sector and important updates from ACE New Zealand.
In the ACE New Zealand Transport Group Auckland Chapter, 15 transport professionals from across Auckland share ideas, trends, and opportunities; solve problems; and connect with key clients, including Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport.
Looking back over the last 12 months, a few highlights really stand out. The obvious one is of course, how well we navigated the pandemic. It was fantastic to be able to connect (virtually!) with colleagues from across the industry as we responded to a completely unprecedented situation, and to be able to collectively come together and share ideas on how we could support our business and our people.
The level of engagement with our clients has really improved, and it’s great to see clients really starting to value the expertise and capability that consultants bring.
We’ve had success in advancing the industry, including our advocacy around the skills shortage, the importance of a visible pipeline of work and getting money into the system. This came together in an invitation to meet with Minister Michael Wood in response to our letter “Slowdown in the transport industry funding at the worst possible time.
I’m looking forward to working with ACE New Zealand and David from the Canterbury Chapter to continue to challenge and move the industry forward. It’s an exciting time to be in the transport sector and ACE New Zealand has a critical role to play.
Doris Stroh, Chair Transport Group, technical director and transport unit operations leader, Aurecon
The Young Professionals group contributes to ACE New Zealand’s vision by organising professional development events and providing insights to the ACE team about the younger (under 35 years) members.
We have five committee members who drive the programme plus several champions within member organisations who provide oversight and help promote our activities. fter recruiting three new committee members and several champions in 2020, we’ve reset our purpose, vision and values to set the foundations for a thriving community into the future.
The Young Professionals group is an integral part of ACE New Zealand who ensures we’re providing additional support to people earlier in their careers, bridging the gap between younger and more experienced professionals and providing a platform for our future leaders to be heard.