A message from our president Ian Fraser
With the continued rapid change in our sector, and recognising we are entering a new era of design and delivery in the built and natural environment, the newly elected Board has updated our ACE New Zealand strategy to ensure our priorities are focused on supporting our member organisations to adapt and thrive.
To enable ACE New Zealand to deliver on our strategy, we have invested in the organisation by expanding our team and undertaking research to better understand the unique value we provide our members. This allows us to make impactful decisions on where to focus our attention, advocate and tell our story. We have also started a comprehensive review of our Rules to have a modern and relevant framework in place to deliver in the future.
Our ACE New Zealand team has continued to be influential across their advocacy and in providing dynamic and relevant training and forums allowing our members to connect, learn and share their perspectives with key decision-makers. Particularly informative forums have included our industry meetings with the Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta on water reform and Chief Executive of Local Government New Zealand Susan Freeman Greene, on the future for local government.
While we have managed to come together regionally at a number of forums this year, I am particularly excited by the opportunity our upcoming conference will provide to reconnect and discuss how we will all navigate the upcoming opportunities and challenges in our sector.