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Asset Management and LTPs

Client:

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Location:

Thames-Coromandel

Morrison Low was commissioned by Thames Coromandel District Council for a suite of strategic asset management projects in preparation for the 2015 Long Term Plan. Each project was tailored to match the manager’s specific needs including capability, timeframes and available internal resourcing.

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Strategy execution aligned with investment constraints

Client:

Technology start-up in growth phase

Location:

Auckland

Having successfully launched an innovative solution to solve a long standing inefficiency in the life insurance industry, our client was wrestling with balancing various growth options with their ability to fund and resource them. We worked with the management team to develop and challenge the robustness of a number of cost/ benefit/ risk growth scenarios which the board could consider in deciding on an affordable and credible growth strategy. We also assisted with identifying ‘on and off ramps’ for accelerating or cutting back initiatives as the reality of implementation unfolded. The board adopted management’s ‘best fit’ recommendation and used the scenario assessment to monitor execution. Project Contact: David Taylor[mailto:d.taylor@morrisonlow.com]

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Business valuation of Landfills

Client:

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council

Location:

South Island New Zealand

Two adjacent city councils intend to merge their waste management landfill businesses. The landfills are run on a largely commercial basis but using different business models and with quite different remaining lives to their current landfills. To equalise the differences between themselves, the councils obtained valuations of each business. Drawing on our wide knowledge of commercialising landfills, we carried out a peer review of the business valuations performed by Deloitte.

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Which property strategy to adopt?

Client:

A substantive public good enterprise largely funded through state grants

Location:

New Zealand

Our client had to make a decision on which of a number of property location and ownership decisions best suited its business. We worked with management and the board to strengthen the analysis linking the options to the strategy and test how evolving customer needs, resourcing and needs and technology changes could best be met through property location.

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Establishing a functional organisation design

Client:

Kiwibank

Location:

Wellington

Kiwibank chose to move to a largely functional organisational structure to improve cost effective delivery of its services. In the tradition of how Kiwibank conducts change, the solution was designed by a wide group of managers and specialists working together in a rapid fire and agile way to explore how the new structure might look and how it could enhance the status quo.

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Establishing a new line of business through a Joint Venture

Client:

A Financial Services Organisation

Location:

New Zealand

Our client wished to enter into the corporate asset finance market through an acquisition and to run the acquired business at arm’s length to better encourage the management team to stay on, and ensure their business model was not lost through acquisition.

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Health Check of Earthquake Affected Councils

Client:

Department of Internal Affairs,Treasury, MCDEM

Location:

Wellington

A high level ‘health check’ on the financial health and ability of the Kaikoura and Hurunui Councils to deliver substantial rebuild programmes as a result of the devastating Kaikoura earthquakes of 2016.

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