RMLA Canterbury : Fresh approaches to Social Impact Assessment

Join Adele Cubitt, Head of Strategy, Fresh Concept; Amelia Linzey, Technical Director, Beca; and Dale Scott, Consultant, Visory – to explore best practice in Social Impact Assessment designs that respond to, avoid, remedy or mitigate adverse consequences.

You will walk away with a heightened understanding of why the design of assessments is crucial to embedding positive social outcomes in the project design.

CPD:  1 hour – download the flyer and CPD form here

About the speakers:

Adele Cubitt – Head of Strategy, Fresh Concept


Adele has always been motivated by positive social change and challenging the status quo. Starting out in public law, she then worked on strategies and projects aimed at doing things better, whether in the community, humanitarian, private or public sectors. At Fresh Concept she takes learnings from her previous world, and along with her clever ‘n’ creative colleagues helps to create places that people genuinely want to be part of. It’s about growing communities for Adele – however you define them – who is a strategic thinker, and always discovering new ways of doing things better.




Amelia Linzey – Senior Technical Director, BECA


I strongly believe in good stakeholder and community engagement. The process of listening (and then talking) to the people in our communities is critical to fully understanding any project issues.”

A geographer by training, Amelia is also a Senior Technical Director in our planning team. She has directed many community-changing strategic and policy planning, infrastructure planning, statutory consents and consultation projects.

Amelia has been a member of the Advisory Board for the New Zealand Sustainable Business Council and an Editor for Planning Quarterly (the NZ Planning Institute’s official journal). She was recently selected for the Global Women Breakthrough Leadership Programme, a programme tailored to develop the breakthrough thinking that drives exceptional leadership performance in executive leadership teams, governance roles and wider spheres for economic and social impact.

Dale Scott – Consultant, Visory

DaleScott2 Dale is a Consultant with Visory Limited. He holds a Master of Laws (Victoria University of Wellington) and a LLB (Victoria University of Wellington), and obtained his LLM by thesis on the topic of the precautionary principle in New Zealand law, focusing on the formulation in s.61 of the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act 2012. Dale has worked as a law clerk and then solicitor at Russell McVeagh ,as well as working as an in-house lawyer at both the Civil Aviation Authority and Environmental Protection Authority. He has also undertaken environmental related research and consultancy work for a number of organisations, including the Victoria University of Wellington, on a contractual basis.

When: 26 July 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: BNZ Partner Centre

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