Our people come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds creating a dynamic team able to deliver innovative and quality solutions
Malcolm has developed a well recognised expertise in solving operational, strategic and governance issues within councils. He draws on his extensive experience in general and commercial management to optimise business and governance issues by using the best available private enterprise solutions in a local government environment. Malcolm has provided and implemented innovative solutions for local government throughout New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand.
As an environmental lawyer, Karen works with multidisciplinary teams across a diverse range of industry sectors. She thrives on managing large, complex projects. Karen is a partner with specialist law firm ChanceryGreen and a director/shareholder of a New Zealand carbon emissions brokering business (New Zealand Carbon Exchange Limited and related companies). Karen understands the value of a firm’s human capital and how best to harness and lead large teams of people. As Chair of Holmes Consulting Group, Karen motivates over 160 engineers developing enduring building solutions. Karen is a Chair of the Auckland Council District Licensing Committee and an EPA EEZ Commissioner.
Dan is an experienced public sector lawyer who has worked in local and central government in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has advised on a number of projects involving the use of shared services, alternative service delivery options and led Morrison Low’s recent work on local government reform in NSW providing advice to over 40 councils on options, implications and how to become ‘Fit for the Future’.
Stephen brings a background in community services and public policy having held a number of executive management roles. He has helped organisations develop, integrate and implement a wide variety of strategic organisational plans as well as conducting organisation and service reviews and establishing associated service levels. More recently he has advised NSW councils on merger and sustainability opportunities. Stephen is involved in industry sector groups and has presented at a number of seminars and conferences on integrated planning.
Executive Manager, Government Business
Doug is an experienced Public Sector senior executive with over twenty years’ state sector experience who has led the redesign of performance and remuneration systems and the review of a range of business units with Public service Departments. His work has included successfully implementing a number of large and complex projects and programmes and advising on and leading organisational wide responses to critical incidents including major frauds and organisational failure. As a Deputy Commissioner with New Zealand's State Services Commission Doug has advised Chief Executives on organisational strategy and performance, assurance over major projects including providing central agencies advice on business cases, four year plans, as well as advising on stakeholder relationship management. He has also held senior executive level roles in the Victorian Public service.
Doug holds degrees in Law and Commerce (accounting) from the University of Otago.
Tim is an experienced council engineer with significant expertise in asset management, project delivery processes, maintenance operations and contract management. His particular focus has been on sustainable asset management practices in councils and he has hands-on knowledge of how a wide range of councils go about asset management and the link between assets, operations and financial management. Tim has tertiary qualifications in engineering, management and law and is NAMS accredited.
Bruce is a senior manager with more than 25 years of local government experience. He has extensive experience in strategic projects, in particular the development of strategy, spatial plans, asset development plans and community projects with strong community and stakeholder engagement, as well as establishing the framework to integrate these plans with other resourcing and operational strategies. Bruce’s involvement with local government has also included operational reviews for a variety of council activities.
Executive Manager, Government Business
Bruce has recently joined the Morrison Low team. Previously he held senior leadership roles within the Office of the Auditor – General (OAG), Audit New Zealand and the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions (PASAI). He has headed the OAG’s team responsible for three sectors – local government (including subsidiaries such as ports and airports and local government-held insurers, Civic Assurance and group), environment and energy (including SOEs and electrical line businesses). His extensive experience in the way public services are delivered and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t is without peer in New Zealand. He has worked extensively in providing assurance on local government long term plans and in undertaking broad ranging enquiries.
Ewen is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience working with local government across Australasia. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects for councils ranging from organisational and governance reviews through to infrastructure development and complex procurement and project management initiatives. Ewen leads waste management and sustainability team at Morrison Low and has been instrumental in the development of a number of best practice documents for both central and local government in New Zealand.
Doug was a founding director of Morrison Low and a civil engineer with significant management and strategic experience. He has worked extensively with clients in infrastructure and regulatory services to achieve improved performance through the implementation of innovative changes to governance and service delivery models. Doug has particular expertise in the areas of project management, capability assessment, procurement and regulatory processes.
David leads the commercial consulting practice of Morrison Low. He has wide ranging experience in leading strategic and operational change in the financial services industry and in public sector organisations. David is a certified management consultant and has held a number of senior managerial roles in business and financial institutions.
Coreen has worked extensively in local and central government in both New Zealand and the UK. She has a developed considerable knowledge around the areas of strategic planning, spatial planning, strategy and policy development, governance, monitoring and evaluation. Coreen has had a lead role in the development of Auckland Council’s Spatial Plan and also played a key part in providing policy advice on governance reform options during the local government amalgamation in Auckland.
Cushla has developed a recognised expertise in asset management in the local government sector. Cushla has supported two key infrastructure units in the Auckland region with their asset management requirements so has a good understanding of the issues with new organisations. She has supported local government clients with leading edge asset management services mainly in the North Island of New Zealand.
Jenny is a local government professional with over 13 years experience across a number of Sydney councils. Her focus has been on corporate and community strategy and organisational development. Jenny has been responsible for the completion of service and organisational reviews and the subsequent preparation of strategies for improvement, always with a view to delivering more effective services and outcomes for local communities. She has designed and delivered several large-scale community engagement processes across a diverse range of issues, and understands how to get good buy-in from the community.
Ross is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in local government in a range of accounting and management roles. Ross’s core strengths revolve around financial management however he is also very experienced with general policy work and has regularly been involved in non-financial reporting and measures. Ross was Corporate Services Manager at Hastings District Council and has long been involved in the preparation and review of annual reports.
Alice is an experienced asset manager and qualified engineer and has worked in local government and the private sector in both New Zealand and Australia. Alice has specialist expertise in solid waste management including landfill construction and operation, waste and recycling services, biosolids management and the aftercare of closed landfills. Alice has skills in strategic planning, complex procurement, contract management and asset management.
Joy has extensive experience in both local and central government and a track record of leading successful teams in an array of different fields.
She is versatile and adaptable, having led strategy and policy development as well as major operating divisions. Joy's recent experience includes local government restructuring, long term plan development and establishing new governance arrangements for Maori.
Sue is an experienced project manager with particular knowledge of local government services. She has cultivated specialist expertise in solid waste management services and has offered valuable advice to local government in the fields of waste minimisation, resource recovery, recycling and residual waste management. Sue’s skill base also covers service procurement, contract management, policy development, negotiation, administrative processes, environmental education, customer service resolution and public consultation.
Michelle is an experienced local government manager and planner with over 22 years in resource management, strategic planning and management. She has extensive experience in spatial planning, strategy development and resource management, including managing district plan reviews, plan changes and appeals. Michelle is experienced in process review and improvement, cross-organisational projects and stakeholder engagement.
Dale Lott is a chartered accountant with over 30 years local government and commercial experience. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at North Shore City Council responsible for finance, governance, human resources, corporate sustainability and risk and assurance. He has also held senior roles in major listed contracting and property companies including McConnell Dowell, James Hardie and Owens Group and a number of large private companies. Dale has experience in structuring new businesses and restructuring existing businesses to set and achieve their strategic goals and working with senior executives to help them ensure they achieve their own performance objectives.
Senior Consultant - currently on maternity leave
Tessa is an experienced management consultant and civil engineer who has provided strategic advice to executive teams in both the private and public sectors. Tessa’s recent experience includes growth and internationalisation strategies, operational improvements, merger benefit analysis, business case development and organisational redesign. Tessa also has civil and maritime engineering experience on major projects in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and United Kingdom.
As an experienced economist with over 30 years working with public sector clients, Thang has an in-depth understanding of economic and business analysis, policy development, utility pricing, benefit cost analysis, business case preparation, evaluation of service delivery and infrastructure investments. Thang has delivered various major economic projects on infrastructure investments and service delivery programs in different sectors, ranging from transport and energy to health and education.
As an executive with over 13 years’ experience in government, Alicia has been responsible for the development and implementation of various program and policies, managed national consultation processes and engaged widely with communities. Working in Australia and the United Kingdom, she has a proven track record of delivering results in complex environments. Alicia has a particular focus on federal and state government jurisdictions, and is well regarded for her leadership skills which allow her to motivate, direct and guide teams to deliver outcomes for organisations.
Gary has comprehensive experience in providing expert advice on local government infrastructure projects both in New Zealand and Australia. His civil engineering qualification is used as a foundation to deliver sound problem solving and project management services on a wide range of physical works and professional services contracts.
Gary has provided advice on a number of high profile projects which required undertaking organisational and governance reviews, complex funding models, tender documentation and evaluation, complex procurement, feasibility studies, project management and service delivery reviews.
Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with over six years of experience in providing accounting and taxation advice to public sector organisations. He has advised government organisations on the establishment and rationalisation of subsidiary operations, efficient structuring of public private partnerships, and the application of international financial reporting standards. Stuart has also been involved in the development of policy and procedure documentation, governance frameworks, and the delivery of training solutions.
William is a civil engineer and project manager with a decade of experience in the management of large infrastructure projects in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and South America. Will’s expertise covers the full project lifecycle including scoping, tendering and procurement, delivery, handover, operations and maintenance. Will is a problem solver and strategic thinker and his management experience includes community and stakeholder relations and organisational structure.
Delwyn has a 25 year background in accounting having worked in manufacturing, retail and consultancy firms in South Africa, UK and NZ. She has extensive experience in excel and the ability to prepare and analyse data creating reports for Managers through to Board level. Delwyn and Linda work side by side, with the goal to assist consultants/managers making their role easier.
Chris is Executive Assistant at Morrison Low with over 25 years of PA and EA experience spanning a number of industries including advertising, executive search, broadcasting, academia and professional services. Her role covers a wide range of tasks including diary management for directors, sales and marketing support, travel bookings, HR administration and event management.
Linda is the Accountant at Morrison Low, with over 25 years’ experience in a mix of chartered and commercial accounting. She is in charge of all things financial, debt collection and regular reporting to all managers and the external Board. Not the type to be placed in any particular box, Linda also takes an active role in process improvement and the company’s IT committee, which she currently chairs.
Project Support Coordinator
Catherine provides project support for Morrison Low’s Sydney office; a dynamic role that covers a range of activities and responsibilities. She works closely with the consulting team, proofing and formatting documents, arranging travel and an assortment of other administrative tasks. Catherine has worked primarily in the engineering industry and is an all-rounder with particular experience in formatting documents, document control and database management.
Project Support Administrator
Jo is the Project Support Administrator with over 10 years of administration experience, more than six of that in the engineering industry. Her role is diverse and varied as she aims to use her wide skillset to assist anyone in the organisation that needs a hand. Jo’s skills range from data manipulation in Excel to web development.