Amelia East joins HKA as New Zealand Lead

HKA announced today that Amelia East, an infrastructure and major projects specialist, is joining the firm as Partner and Head of New Zealand.

Amelia is a qualified solicitor in New Zealand, England and Wales and has nearly 20 years’ industry experience in construction, infrastructure, water, and energy.

Since moving to New Zealand in 2014, Amelia has led the negotiation of transport and infrastructure projects for the government, including Auckland Light Rail and Waikeria Prison. She also headed the Infrastructure Funding and Finance (IFF) work programme whilst at The Treasury – New Zealand. Amelia recently completed a contract at the Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand, as the Establishment and Transition Director for the Three Waters Reform.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amelia to HKA and look forward to working alongside her to grow our offering throughout New Zealand. With many of our clients requesting assistance to help them navigate the complexities and risk of infrastructure and construction projects, we are pleased that we are now in an even better position to provide on the ground support.”

Alistair Mein, Partner and Head of Oceania

As the Head of New Zealand, Amelia will be setting up our local operations and building a team of local talent to complement the team based in Australia. This includes advisors and experts across the entire infrastructure lifecycle from project development and delivery, strategic and commercial advice, project controls and risk management to expert witness and claims services.

“It’s a pleasure to be joining HKA, a business with a clear focus on delivering exceptional outcomes not only for clients but for their people, communities and industry as a whole. I look forward to working with a fantastic group of colleagues to support the growth of the Oceania and global business.”

Amelia East

Amelia commences at HKA in February 2022.


HKA is the world’s leading consultancy of choice for multi-disciplinary expert and specialist services in risk mitigation and dispute resolution within the capital projects and infrastructure sector.

We also have experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors in more than 40 offices across 17 countries.

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Peita Calvert, Regional Marketing Manager, Oceania


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