Is industry becoming a better place? A solutions-focused conversation: Women's Infrastructure Network - Canterbury

Christchurch Central

Registration is only available for current members.

Event Details

The Canterbury Chapter of the Women's Infrastructure Network is excited to invite you to join us for our 'Is industry becoming a better place? A solutions-focused conversation' event, sponsored by Aecom.

Join an incredible group of panellists to hear their experiences of bias, practical solutions, and how we can continue to better industry. 

We are facing a labour shortage and we must work intentionally to retain talent. Join this conversation to grow your network, learn and share solutions to continually improve our experiences. 

Event starts at 5 PM with formalities starting at 5.30 PM, we will be printing name-tags so please advise if you cannot attend in advance. 

Presenter Details

Louise Tucker, Area Manager, Te Wai Pounamu – AECOM

Louise is a structural engineer whose career path over the last nearly 25 years has taken a few twists and turns – from designing sports stadia and delivering city-shaping rail transport projects to client account management, people leadership and organisational management roles.  Along the way, she has learned that infrastructure and making great things happen is all about creating and nurturing environments where diversity of thought is championed and people thrive.  In her current role on AECOM’s Aotearoa Leadership Team, Louise has a strong focus on initiatives relating to people and culture, notably Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Jeremy Dixon, Chief Executive Officer – Isaac Group

Jeremy has been working in the industry for over 20 years, 14 of them within Isaac where he is currently CEO.

The Isaac Group believe in giving people an opportunity to be the best they can be. They invest heavily in their staff and company culture, as they believe that every dollar invested will ultimately come back through better outcomes. Better outcomes from higher engagement levels and better decision making from staff, both in their work lives and personal lives. 

Emma Dunkley, Field Officer - Mates in Construction

Emma has been in the construction industry for over 5 years, and is passionate about promoting mental wellbeing within our industry including through her role at Mates in Construction. She is a strong advocate for providing solid support through education, networking and mentoring for particularly women in construction. 

Emily Kronawetter, Project Manager – Fletchers

Emily has almost a decade of experience in the construction industry in Canterbury. Currently she is an on-site Project Manager for Fletcher Living managing two subdivisions; Matai in Halswell and Greenstead in Lincoln. She brings amazing insights from her time managing a range of teams and challenges.

Maddie Taylor, Graduate Engineer Geologist – AECOM

Maddie is a recent graduate who has been with AECOM for just under a year now in the geotechnical team. She graduated from university at the end of 2022 after studying geology and computer science. She recently become involved in the Women in Infrastructure group and is excited to contribute to it going forward.


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