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

Facililtation of one-day professional development courses in Auckland & Wellington 2019

Project Management

St George’s Hospital

Ground improvement and construction of the 3 stage Hospital Redevelopment Project spanning 7 years

St Elmo Courts Rebuild

Construction of 6 storey inner city office development

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.

Ministry of Education

Removal of numerous school buildings and swimming pools as part of the Ministry’s programme for disposing of surplus and redundant assets on closed school sites following the Canterbury earthquakes and the Government’s commitment to rebuilding greater Christchurch and its education network


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