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. Mrs. 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 her 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.
Mrs. Slușanschi has been volunteering with PMI for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of roles including as a member of the PMI Board of Directors, president of the PMI New Zealand Chapter, region mentor for Australia and New Zealand, project leader for the Stakeholder Management chapter in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition and core team member and integrator for The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition. She is a graduate of the 2010 PMI Leadership Institute Master Class and has served as a member of the PMI Global Governance Committee, Social Media Advisory Group and Chapter Member Advisory Group. She is a regular speaker at PMI Leadership Institute Meetings and conferences. Her outstanding volunteering efforts were recognized with a PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2014.
Mrs. Slușanschi holds a master’s degree in computer science and is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder. Mrs. Slușanschi has her roots in Transylvania, Romania, where she began her professional career. She worked in England for a few years before moving to New Zealand over 25 years ago. Her multicultural exposure has given her deep insights into both the European and Antipodean cultures. She speaks a few languages and is currently learning Mandarin.