Our work is primarily public policy, strategy and governance. We are at our best with projects that need expertise across the public, private and voluntary/community sectors. In a typical project we apply a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of how things work. We are known for our empathy for our clients’ objectives and for our skills in identifying and developing key stakeholder relationships.
Increasingly, one of our great strengths is our international connections, and our ability to draw on leading edge developments from around the world.
We use our strengths not just in conventional project work for clients but increasingly to act as the informed 'second opinion' for organisations facing major strategic change both within New Zealand and offshore.
Our technical expertise covers:
We have worked with a very wide range of clients including central government departments, crown entities and state owned enterprises; individual local authorities and local government at the national level (both in New Zealand and offshore); community trusts; and private sector entities with a need for expert advice about the interactions of public policy with their activities.
From our website you will see a strong emphasis on local government. This reflects both our nationally and internationally recognised experience in the local government arena, and the increasing importance of local governance in the design, targeting and delivery of taxpayer funded services - central/local partnerships are increasingly important if you want good results.
Our assignments range from specialised, promptly delivered advice on specific issues through to complex, managed projects. Over the more than 20 years we have been in business we have earned a reputation for delivering results on time and within budget. It matters to us that what we deliver always meets, and usually exceeds, the client’s expectations.
There are some key themes which run through all of our work. They include: