Matthew Fanselow

Senior Consultant
Wellington Office

Matthew is an experienced evaluator and data analyst. Matthew works closely with his clients to build a solid understanding of their needs and develops bespoke interventions to answer their questions. A skilled researcher, Matthew is able to derive meaning from complex datasets – turning data into information, and information into insights.

Matthew is a highly-capable researcher and evaluator with proven skills in developing evaluation methodologies, survey design, and quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Matthew has applied his skills and expertise to a diverse range of sectors including education, immigration, defence, health, Māori development, local government, primary industries, and the social and community sectors.

Matthew has worked on a broad ranges of projects including literature reviews, policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, and formative and summative evaluations. Clients respect Matthew for his technical and analytical skills, and his honest and easy-going interpersonal style.

Examples of Matthew’s projects include:

  • Conducting a multi-year evaluation of the Welcoming Communities pilot programme for Immigration New Zealand

  • Working with Te Uru Rākau to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the One Billion Trees programme

  • Supporting the 2020/21 financial and non-financial business planning process for the Ministry for the Environment

  • Leading a research and analysis project into the payday lending sector for Cash Converters NZ

  • Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for Inland Revenue’s COVID response

  • Designing a stakeholder engagement tool for Consumer NZ

  • Conducting a feasibility study for a new community services hub on behalf of the Queenstown Community Hub Charitable Trust

  • Conducting a review and analysis of the operational policy settings for the Māori Affiliation Service for Te Puni Kōkiri

  • Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for a new Health Promotion Agency anti-smoking campaign

Matthew holds a Master of Arts (Distinction) specialising in cooperation theory, a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science, a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science.