Rōpū Tohutohu Wāhine Women’s Advisory Group

Our Women’s Advisory Group supports ConCOVE to develop strategies that enable a supported learning and working environment for women.

We recognise the need for a women-centric approach to vocational education and career development in the construction and Infrastructure sectors; and that a supported environment is required to promote women entering and progressing, retaining their participation and achieving equitable outcomes.

Our aim is to grow and strengthen the industries’ workforces by increasing diversity, particularly in relation to women in hands-on roles, through tailored value add propositions and training packages.

Our Women’s Advisory Group:

  • Ensures we are listening to the concerns and ideas within the female community and staying ahead of the curve,
  • Holds us to account in ensuring that the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi are implemented.
  • Supports us to develop strategies that deliver on our goal to create a supported learning and working environment for women.
  • Provides advice on a strategy and workstream for women, the need for leadership, strong sector engagement, supporting capability and enabling the construction and infrastructure sector to successfully drive female engagement.

Women’s Advisory Group members 

Marcie Hintz
(Group Chair)

Education and Events Manager

New Zealand Certified Builders Association
Nicky Smith Senior Programme Manager


Chris Lovich Curriculum Lead BeSafe Training Ltd
Dale Wilson Operations Manager ISkills an Avetta company
Leeann Clark HR Business Partner - Transport Service Waka Kotahi - NZTA
Nicky Forsyth Communications Manager Industrial Site Services
Suzanne Brotherton Associate Dean Toi Ohomai