Justine Cummings

A project management professional with significant experience in both the public and private sector, Justine is passionate about helping organisations achieve the full benefits of the projects she manages

Justine has successfully delivered business change, policy, programme implementation and IT infrastructure projects through all project phases, with budget responsibilities up to $100 million. She ensures that projects deliver successfully on all their scope, time, budget and quality requirements.

She is an advocate for sustainable change and process improvement. In working to enhance business operations Justine focuses on understanding the needs of key stakeholders through strong communication and negotiation.

Justine has worked in the areas of economic development, skills, energy, financial services and regulation in the public and private sectors and in both Australia and New Zealand. She has also provided project management training in New Zealand and Niue.

While working for MartinJenkins, first as an external specialist and now as an Associate, Justine has provided project management support for a number of economic development projects – including the development of the Southern Waikato Economic Action Plan, a review of economic development arrangements in Northland, and a review of economic development capacity and capability in the Waikato.

Justine’s extensive experience also includes:

  • Programme Manager for the ‘Enabling Council’ programme at Auckland Council, focusing on identifying ways to make it easier for communities to work with the Council 

  • Programme Management Office Lead for a major change programme at IAG, responsible for setting up processes and governance arrangements

  • Project Manager for the roll-out of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training programme

  • Project Office Manager for Victorian Energy Networks’ programme to change the way the gas market works in Victoria, with responsibility for keeping the programme on track

  • Governance Analyst and Project Manager for Lumley General Insurance, supporting the introduction of a new insurance technology platform

  • Programme Manager for Export Year, including managing the roll-out of an export business support programme.

Justine started her project management career working for Standards New Zealand, where she developed standards, guides and handbooks for a range of sectors including sport and recreation, fire and emergency, health, and small business. She was also part of the Industry New Zealand establishment team, with a particular focus on supporting the development and roll-out of the regional partnership programme.

Justine has a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) in Tourism and a Diploma of Business Studies (DBS) in Management from Massey University. She is PRINCE2 Foundation-qualified and also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.