what we’ve done

At Dawson McKenzie Consulting our unique combination of skills has helped a broad range of public, private and not-for-profit organisations achieve positive sustainable change quickly. Here is a selection of some of our recent engagements.

Organisational Development


Riccarton High School
Support Function Review 2019
University of Canterbury
Review of Academic Promotions process 2019
Darfield High School
Wellbeing Review 2018
Canterbury WEA
Operational Review 2018

People Development

Self Care in the Workplace
Individual and group coaching programmes for achieving personal wellbeing in the workplace
Aurecon Ascend Programme
Building Personal Brand webinar 2019
HRINZ HR Foundations
Facilitation of three-day professional development courses in Auckland, Hamilton & Christchurch 2019
Facilitation of one-day professional development courses in Auckland & Wellington 2019

Project Management

St Elmo Courts rebuild Construction of 6 story inner city office development
St Georges Hospital Ground improvement and construction of several stages of the Hospital Redevelopment
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Projects
  • Remediation of damage to commercial buildings
  • CERP (Canterbury Earthquake Remediation Project): One of 7 consultancies engaged by the Ministry of Education to assess and manage the repair of 200 Canterbury schools.
School Development Planning and Property Projects
  • Rangiora High School: Design, tendering and negotiation with Ministry of Education for funding of structural strengthening, fire protection works and refurbishment of three two-storey classroom blocks ($2m)
  • Hillmorton High School: Negotiation with Ministry of Education for funding, design, structural strengthening, fire protection works and refurbishment of a two-storey classroom block ($2m)
  • Lincoln High School: 10 Year property planning and projects
  • Linwood Intermediate School: 10 Year property planning and projects