Senior Advisor


Lucy has a strong track record in infrastructure decision making and has spent the past six years developing, delivering and supporting projects and programmes in the infrastructure space. She enjoys combining her knowledge of infrastructure and policy to navigate the complex challenges of the wider public sector.

Lucy began her career at WSP, undertaking economic analysis and valuations for the transport and three-water sectors. She provided asset management advice for local authorities, ports, airports and Waka Kotahi. During her time at WSP she became Team Leader, an experience that enhanced her collaboration skills and taught her how to effectively bring different working styles together.

Following her time at WSP Lucy made the decision to join Ernst and Youngs Infrastructure Advisory team, where she led and supported programmes and better business cases for central government clients. While Lucy's main experience has been in transport infrastructure, she also has experience in the water, justice and education sectors.

Lucy’s interest in infrastructure decision fueled her to undertake a Master of Public Policy, which she completed in March 2023. Her knowledge in policy allows her to better understand the decision-making drivers within Government. She believes that infrastructure plays a critical role in the delivery of successful policy outcomes, and she applies her knowledge to her work in the public sector.


Lucy is born and raised in Wellington; however, her family have their roots in Central Otago.

She is a keen traveler, just prior to joining Rationale Lucy spent the first half of 2023 backpacking around South America, Central America and Indonesia. She’s always looking for the next adventure whether it’s a country to explore or a weekend away in the backcountry.

Now that she’s back in Wellington you can find Lucy exploring the outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, laying on the beach). When the weather doesn’t permit she will be enjoying Wellington’s music scene, or (most likely) curled up on the couch with her Golden Retriever, Barry.

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