National Corporate Social Outcomes & Reputation Manager
Downer New Zealand
Megan has been part of Downer in New Zealand for 10 years; starting as National Bid Manager for Transport, and now as a National Corporate Social Outcomes and Reputation Manager, leading a passionate team of 18.
Born and bred in Ōtautahi, she has lived in both Te Whanganui-a-Tara and London before eventually settling back home in Ōtautahi. Megan’s iwi is Ngāi Tahu, hapu is Ngāti Hāteatea, and her marae is Uenuku - based in Moeraki, Coastal Otago.
Her current role combines both her passions – communications, plus the development and leadership of people and our communities. Megan and her team deliver programmes in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri (Māori leadership and rangatahi pre-employment programmes), the Ministry of Social Development (pre-employment programmes), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (pre-employment programmes) and the Department of Corrections.
Her current ambition for Downer is “to embrace diversity and inclusion even more than what we are doing now. Having a richness of people from different walks of life and being accepting of those differences, only makes our workplace all the better.”
Megan has governance experience as a school Board Presiding Member for several years at primary school level and is now an elected board member of Rangiora High School (+1600 students). Although corporate organisational governance will cover very different content, a good board is galvanised from different people's perspectives, strengths, backgrounds, and cultures, all working collaboratively together to achieve the same goals and outcomes.