Engineering Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum

Who we are

The Engineering Leadership Forum comprises the Chief Executives of New Zealand’s professional engineering associations including: Engineering NZ, the Association of Consulting and Engineering New Zealand, Water New Zealand, Civil Contractors New Zealand, Āpōpō Infrastructure Asset Management Professionals, the Electricity Engineers’ Association, Concrete NZ, and the Institute of IT Professionals NZ.

These organisations represent well over 40,000 professionals working in engineering in Aotearoa.

What we do

The Engineering Leadership Forum normally meets once every two months. The meeting provides an opportunity for the CEO and senior executives of the member organisations to discuss current issues and, where possible, to coordinate activities and to assist one another.

The Forum has progressively become more engaged in public policy as it affects the engineering community, and now routinely communicates its collective view on initiatives through meetings with officials and the completion of submissions on issue papers and proposed legislation.

Contacting ELF members

ACE: Helen Davidson,  

Concrete NZ: Rob Gaimster,

Civil Contractors NZ: Alan Pollard,

Engineering NZ: Richard Templer,  

Electricity Engineers Association: Peter Berry,  

IT Professionals: Victoria MacLennan

Āpōpō: Murray Pugh,

Royal Society: Professor Cather Simpson,   

Water New Zealand: Gillian Blythe,

List of recent submissions

Submission to the Ministry of Education on Tomorrow’s Schools, 7 April 2019

Submission to the Ministry of Education on the Reform of Vocational Education, 5 April 2019

Submission on the Productivity Commission’s Issues Report on Local Government Funding and Financing, Engineering Leadership Forum, 15 February 2019

Submission on the draft ‘National Disaster Resilience Strategy’, Engineering Leadership Forum, 5 December 2018

Submission on the creation of a new infrastructure body (IBody), Engineering Leadership Forum, 26 October 2018

Submission on the Zero Carbon Bill, Engineering Leadership Forum, 19 July 2018

Submission to Productivity Commission’s Draft Report ‘Low-emissions economy‘, 8 June 2018

Ministerial Review – Better Responses to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies in New Zealand, Submission by the Engineering Leadership Forum, 7 July 2017