Company:Fulton Hogan, Christchurch
“There is something special about a young person who works alongside gnarly construction people, and learns from their experiences and values their contribution and takes this with them as they progress their career. It is even more special when that young person is respected and valued by those same influences as the cross over to senior positions come Annalise has achieved much in a short space of time; in the opinion of the judges she has the potential at some future date to sit at the board table of a significant business, probably her own!” (Judges comment)
Her most recent significant achievement was her contribution in the successful delivery of the Christchurch Art Gallery Base isolation external works, which required significant flexibility, and project management of both design and construction phases as nearly all of her packages of works were fully redesigned during the construction process.
Her involvement and achievements with this project has also had a strong positive impact for young women within the company and industry. As the youngest and only female engineer within the team, she felt she had a responsibility as a role model to demonstrate the unique skills that women offer in construction and the built environment.
In her final year at Canterbury University she was awarded the CCANZ Second Professional Prize for Concrete Materials, the CCANZ Third Professional Prize for Reinforced Concrete Design and the Roading New Zealand Prize for Pavement Engineering. On graduating with Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honors and having been awarded a Fulton Hogan University scholarship she joined their Graduate programme. Fast tracking her career into a key area she wanted to end up in (civil project management) she experienced a one year secondment with SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team), working with senior management team as Innovations Coordinator and in one of the design teams as a Graduate Structural Engineer. She has a 10 year plan which includes completing an MBA within five years, incorporating giving back to the industry through the associated project research. She enjoys tutoring students and is passionate about being able to help others by passing on her experience and inspiration towards their own careers.