WIN Queenstown & Otago: An Infrastructure Afternoon in Central Otago


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Queenstown and Otago WIN Committees along with Central Otago District Council (CODC) are pleased to present An Infrastructure Afternoon in Central Otago.

Please join us as we meet virtually with Sanchia Jacobs (CEO) and Julie Muir (Executive Manager - Infrastructure Services) from the CODC to discuss their all women executive leadership team and the huge amount of Infrastructure works going on in Central Otago. From here Julie will elaborate on the works in the area and the challenges of achieving such a large portfolio of work.

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Sanchia Jacobs – CEO Central Otago District Council, President of Taituarā Executive Committee, Local Government Advisor to the Auditor-General, NZ Eisenhower Fellow

Sanchia is an experienced public service leader whose career has traversed the globe, primarily in international, economic and operations roles. She has worked in both central and local government - a New Zealand diplomat and trade negotiator prior to taking up a series of leadership positions at Auckland Council, including as the Manager of Global Partnerships and Strategy, and the senior role of Executive Officer Operations.

Sanchia is driven by a desire to effect positive change and leave a legacy for future generations. Her reputation is as a strategic leader committed to building a vibrant local government sector. She is committed to helping design the future of local government – ensuring enhanced service delivery and a forward-looking workforce that is change responsive, and equipped with the right skills for the dynamic environment in which they work.

Julie Muir – Executive Manager, Infrastructure Services Central Otago District Council, Chair of Infrastructure Decision Support Limited

Julie is a strategic thinker who has 36 years’ experience working in the infrastructure sector within New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  Julie has been the Executive Manager for Infrastructure Services at Central Otago District Council for the past five years. Prior to her current role she was Roading Manager for 13 years. 

Julie is committed to achieving improved outcomes within the community through the way in which infrastructure is delivered.  She is an authentic and collaborative leader who is respected within the local government and infrastructure industry. This has resulted in leadership roles within the industry which have required articulating problems, objectives, and benefits to stakeholder groups in order to facilitate and lead change.


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