Jane Godfrey

Wellington Office

A highly skilled evaluator, Jane applies her expertise in monitoring and evaluation frameworks, logic maps, and performance metrics to help government and business clients determine how well their projects are achieving their intended goals

Jane joined MartinJenkins in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience conducting qualitative and mixed-method evaluations across many sectors – from health, justice, and the social sector, to transport, housing and education.

With evaluation experience in both the public and private sectors, Jane has carried out more than 300 interviews and focus groups with many different stakeholders. She has a relaxed and genuine interpersonal approach that helps her build rapport quickly and easily.

She is an extremely capable project manager, with a close eye for detail. Clients and colleagues value Jane’s ability to achieve results even in areas outside her core skill-set – combining strong project-management and people skills with simple good sense to make change happen.

Jane has a natural talent for communicating complex information and findings in plain English, and has presented at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and England. She is also an elected board member for the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association, where she holds the Strategic Relations portfolio.

Examples of Jane's work

  • Carrying out a multi-year evaluation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project

  • Leading evaluations of the Public Transport Operating Model and the Graduated Driver Licensing System for the Ministry of Transport

  • Developing the monitoring and evaluation framework (including performance indicators) for the Government Policy Statement on land transport

  • Developing a logic map and performance indicators for rail investment in New Zealand

  • Supporting the project management and proposal evaluation process for Auckland Light Rail

  • Project-managing Phase 1 of the International Air Freight Capacity scheme

  • Developing and leading the application and assessment process for the Essential Transport Connectivity scheme

  • Developing the Housing Affordability Research Programme based on MBIE’s Housing Affordability Measure.


Jane has a conjoint BA/BCom in sociology and marketing and a BA(Hons) from the University of Auckland, a Master of Tourism from the University of Otago, a PhD from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Graduate Certificate in Evaluation (First-Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne.