23 March 2017

2015-16 Annual Report: Driving change

In our 2015-16 Annual Report, President Elena Trout FIPENZ and Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene reflect on a year that has been about driving change to position ourselves for the future. The engineering profession is adapting quickly, to reflect the needs of society and the economy – so IPENZ is adapting too.

The last year has seen us restructure our business, improve processes and systems, make our voice heard, and launch a bold new strategy that is now being rolled out. We have a new mission – “to bring engineering to life”.

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At the end of September 2016, our membership had increased 7 per cent from the previous year, to 17,197 members worldwide. We slightly improved the gender balance of our membership, with women now making up 14.5 per cent – an increase of 3 per cent from 2015.

During 2015-16 we:

  • launched an updated membership database and My IPENZ
  • hosted Michelle Dickinson, aka Nanogirl, for the Pickering Lecture series
  • simplified and strengthened our complaints process
  • rolled out Engineering E2E’s Make the World campaign
  • launched a new IPENZ Code of Ethical Conduct
  • supported the first Week of Engineering in Wellington, and
  • hosted our inaugural Diversity in Action Summit and the International Network of Women engineers and Scientists Asia Pacific Nations Network (INWES APNN) meeting.

In the 2016-17 year we’ll be putting our refreshed strategy to work – starting with the launch of a new simple, clear membership pathway. Continuing to improve our processes and systems, and making IPENZ a relevant membership body for all engineers, will remain a high priority.

Read our Annual Report 2015-16: Driving change

Financial statements

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