News and Media Releases

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Baddeley as an Executive Director

Sarah first joined us in 2017 and has often been called to lead on some of MartinJenkins’ most complex and high-profile projects. She is a highly regarded trusted advisor with considerable public policy experience. We are thrilled!
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Our Auckland based team of consultants have moved to a new modern space, in the Auckland CBD. The new premises - on Level 16 of the AIG Building in Shortland Street - are conveniently located for visitors and are more spacious for our team which has grown in size to meet strong market demand for our services.
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Senior promotions highlight market growth

Reflecting its recent expansion and growing market prominence, professional services firm MartinJenkins made three significant internal promotions in late 2019.
Tom Gott and Jason Leung-Wai moved to newly installed Principal Consultants roles and Andrew Horwood was promoted to Senior Consultant.
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Dr David Prentice joins MartinJenkins as Board Chair

MartinJenkins Managing Director Allana Coulon said she was delighted to welcome Dr David Prentice as the firm’s Board Chair.
Ms Coulon said “David’s leadership experience, through his Board appointments and as the former Managing Director of Opus International, provides additional strength to our team. His understanding of the potential that can be released by organisations that align leadership, strategy and culture makes us a great match." 
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Andrew Millar appointed to new Consulting Manager role

MartinJenkins is delighted to announce that Andrew Millar has been promoted to Consulting Manager and a position on our executive team.
Since he joined us in 2016, Andrew has been a highly valued member of the MartinJenkins whānau, proving himself as a trusted advisor to clients and as a respected colleague and leader to other MartinJenkins staff. He will now be heading up his own team of consultants as our firm responds to increasing demand for our services in the capital. 
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MartinJenkins opens office in the Waikato 

Continuing their recent growth in the upper North Island, professional services firm MartinJenkins has now opened an office in Hamilton.
Managing Director Allana Coulon says: ‘We have a growing number of clients in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and establishing an office in the area was the logical next step. We’re thrilled to have regional economic development expert Harvey Brookes join the MartinJenkins whānau and be our first representative in Hamilton.’
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Independent review of Chorus' Next Generation Network Connection Contracting Model 

MartinJenkins lead reviewers Doug Martin and Sarah Baddeley have recently concluded an Independent Review of Chorus’ Next Generation Network Connection Contracting Model.  The review responded to terms of reference set by the Chorus Board, on the recommendation of the Chief Executive, in relation to the concerning allegations of worker and migrant exploitation in the Chorus supply chain. 
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Leading professional-services firm MartinJenkins has appointed two new highly talented managers in its Wellington office.
Victoria Bowes, who first joined the firm as a Senior Consultant earlier this year, is a proven leader with a passion for complex problem-solving through strategic thinking, detailed analysis, and close collaboration.
Michael Flett, a new addition to the MartinJenkins team, is an expert and leader in public policy, strategy, investment and analytics. He is one of a small number of specialists with deep, practical experience in cross-system approaches to investing in wellbeing.
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MartinJenkins to complete business case for new energy centre

Policy consultancy MartinJenkins will complete the feasibility analysis and initial business case for a new energy development centre in Taranaki.
The firm will build upon the early work in the region's economic modernisation action plan Tapuae Roa: Make Way for Taranaki developed last year by New Plymouth District Council, Stratford District Council, South Taranaki District Council, Taranaki Regional Council, the Venture Taranaki Trust, local business leaders, iwi and the Government.
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Patrick McVeigh joins independent consultancy firm

Economic development practitioner and urban planner Patrick McVeigh will strengthen the Auckland practice of consultancy firm MartinJenkins as Practice Lead, People and Places from 18 June 2018. Patrick has over 25 years’ experience working across the public and private sectors in the fields of leadership, strategy development, policy formulation, research and evaluation, scenario planning and visioning.
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Two new directors appointed

Consulting firm MartinJenkins appointed two new directors, a reflection of the firm’s solid growth and prominence in the New Zealand market. Allana Coulon and Richard Tait will strengthen the existing Board of Kevin Jenkins (Managing Director and firm co-founder), Michael Mills, Nick Davis, and independent director Hilary Poole.
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