Come along to the Women in Tech Industry Engagement Lunch and hear from industry professionals about their careers and their personal journeys. Industry professionals attending the lunch are from ANZ and Babcock International. Make the most of your time at AUT and start creating your network now. There are limited spaces, so it’s first-come, first-served!

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  • DATE : 30-04-2021

  • Registration Deadline: 23-04-2021

  • Location: WA224, Auckland University of Technology City Campus.



Divya Ranchhod

Asset Engineer -Babcock

I’m Divya, an Asset Engineer at Babcock NZ and a Mechanical Engineering graduate from AUT. My role involves creating material state baselines for ship systems, for our customer, the Royal New Zealand Navy. I chose to pursue a career in STEM as I wanted to have a career that would challenge me and allow me to be creative.  As an AUT alumnus, this is a chance for me chance to give back and inspire students to pursue a career in STEM.


Caitlin Hession

Senior Project Manager - Johnstaff

Caitlin is a Senior Project Manager at Johnstaff New Zealand, and is the only female to sit on the Johnstaff New Zealand Leadership Team. Caitlin has worked in the construction industry for 10 years, and is passionate about delivering Hospital build projects which give so much back to the community


Sarah De Guzman

Asset Engineer -Babcock

I completed my Mechanical Engineering (Hons) in AUT in 2016, then my Masters of Engineering in 2018.  I am currently working as an Asset Engineer at Babcock. I am under Asset Management team, where I assist in creating material state baselines for RNZN equipment. As a former academic engineering peer mentor, I really enjoyed helping out the students. I have come in the industry and I am now working alongside the people I have mentored in the past!


Megan Tapsell

Head of Technology - ANZ

Currently Head of Technology for the Pacific at ANZ and Chair of the AIFNZ (AI Forum NZ) I am focused on increasing our Māori engagement and input into our corporate sectors and wider technology industry.
Returning back to NZ after 15 years overseas was an eye opener to the unique place we have in the world and the accountability we all have to be inclusive and drive change for our future generations.




My name is Ann Lau. I am the Generation Platform Manager of Mercury. My role is to look after all the generation related applications and systems. My team’s focus is to enable the generation business to deliver their business outcomes through the use of technology. I have been in IT for 16 years across multiple industries, such as local government, telco, dairy, and now utility. I started my career in IT through the graduate program in one of the IT consulting firm after finishing a BSc in Waikato University.

I enjoy my job as I get to lead teams of talented individuals where we come together and work in a high performance environment to do the best work we can and deliver value to our stakeholders and customers. I am passionate about ‘passing the ladder down’, helping young people, especially women, to establish a IT career by providing guidance and advice. Outside work, my 2 beautiful children, age 10 and 8, keep me very busy. I enjoy mountain biking, baking, and a wine or two.  


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