Infrastructure NZ Chair, Margaret Devlin and Downer GM New Business and Commercial and Diversity Advisory Board Chair, Amy Barrett.

9 March 2022 | Ep.63 – ticking the diversity box?

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Margaret Devlin and Amy Barrett around achieving genuine diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Margaret is the Chair of the Infrastructure NZ Board, and Amy has recently been elected as the Chair of their Diversity Advisory Board – a new initiative to guide stronger and broader diversity initiatives in the infrastructure sector.


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Margaret is the Chair of Infrastructure New Zealand, having been elected at the 2021 AGM.

She has been an active member on the Board for a number of years and is a professional company director, working primarily in the infrastructure and service sector. She has a particular focus on people and culture.

She is currently Chair of Watercare and the Lyttleton Port Company, and a director of Aurora Energy, Hamilton Airport, IT Partners Group, Waimea Water and WINTEC.

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Amy is the General Manager New Business and Commercial for Downer’s utilities business.  She is responsible for growth, retention, strategy, commercial advisory, standards and systems across the water and automation, telco, power, gas, and engineering services sectors.  With eight years in leadership roles at Downer and over 20 years’ experience across the infrastructure sector internationally, Amy is passionate about a sustainable approach to infrastructure development.

A strong advocate for diversity in the industry, Amy is part of Ngā Kaitiaki O Te Ara Whanake which sets Downer’s strategic direction for Māori cultural development and the development of Māori leaders.  A member of Infrastructure New Zealand’s Women in Infrastructure Advisory Board from inception, Amy has recently been appointed to chair the Diversity Advisory Board which aims to guide and hold to account the Infrastructure NZ Board and members to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming sector for all.


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