Anca Slușanschi, from Paraparaumu, New Zealand, is a senior leader with over three decades of experience inspiring people and delivering value in private and public sector organizations. She currently serves as program and project practice manager for the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Ms. Slușanschi’s various leadership roles have focused on developing communities of professionals engaged in mastering the application of the agile mindset in project and program management contexts.
One of Ms. Slușanschi’s most exciting recent assignments has been leading the successful implementation of the Emission Trading Scheme for New Zealand, supporting the Kyoto Protocol obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as well as the New Zealand Climate Change Act.
Ms. Slușanschi has been volunteering with PMI for over 15 years, serving in a wide variety of roles: president of the PMI New Zealand Chapter, region mentor for Australia and New Zealand, leader for the new Stakeholder Management chapter in the 5th edition of the PMBOK® Guide, core team member and integrator for The Standard for Program Management – 4th Edition. She graduated the 2010 EMEA PMI Leadership Institute Master Class, served as a member of the Global Governance Committee, Social Media Advisory Group and Chapter Member Advisory Group; speaking at several Leadership Institute Meetings and Conferences. Her outstanding volunteering efforts have been recognised with a PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2014.
Ms. Slușanschi holds an MSc in Computer Science and has secured her Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification in 2003. Ms. Slușanschi has her roots in Transylvania, Romania, where she started her professional career, worked in England for a few years before moving to New Zealand over 20 years ago. Her multicultural exposure has given her deep insights into both the European and Antipodean cultures. She speaks a handful of languages and is currently learning Mandarin.