We continued to be a credible and trusted advisor to New Zealand’s decision-makers. We’re now visible more than ever, and we’ve built trusted and influential relationships with key clients and stakeholders across the sector. Over the last year you’ve seen us at the table having constructive conversations and negotiating better procurement and contractual conditions for members.
Highlighting the benefits of investment in infrastructure, why we need to address our infrastructure deficit now, and advocating for the Government to support and empower Te Waihanga The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.
We represented our members on key industry groups including The Construction Sector Accord Forum, Waka Kotahi Industry Liaison Group, and the Construction Clients Group.
We gathered data from members on the sector’s challenges and ongoing impact of Covid-19 to effectively advocate for a targeted and skills-based approach to immigration and MIQ.
With our Legal Forum we advocated for better procurement and contractual terms to ensure members can continue to provide sustainable value for Aotearoa.
I am a Senior Legal Counsel in the Beca legal team.
The Legal Forum is a collaboration between legal advisors from ACE New Zealand members, who work collectively to identify and address industry-wide issues affecting our commercial and legal environment. About 15 members meet every two to three months.
We seek engagement with clients and other industry participants to support a sustainable sector. For me, it’s a great opportunity to step beyond the day-to-day deadlines and proactively address significant issues. In particular, over the last year we’ve been working with a range of clients to address concerns and negotiate more reasonable outcomes, including issues relating to ‘most favoured nation’ pricing in the All of Government CCS Panel and contractual terms for Kainga Ora and KiwiRail. We’re also leading work in emerging areas of interest to ACE members, such as issues arising from the greater prevalence of digital projects.