About Maven

About Us

Maven is an independent strategy and operations consultancy that was founded in 1998.  Our head office is in Wellington, New Zealand.

We’re an innovative, progressive company with a serious track record and an award-winning workplace.  As a JRA Best Workplaces Winner (2007), seven times finalist and Five-Year League Award winner (2010, '11 and '12) we have been independently confirmed as one of New Zealand’s best places to work.

Our business model brings the best talent and intellectual property together, to deliver the results you want.

Maven has a strong government focus.  We have delivered major government reform projects across many sectors including Education, Health, Justice and Transport.  Maven has led over 160 projects and assignments for more than 40 public sector clients in the past seven years alone.  These range from small-scale one-off assignments, up to advising on projects over $200m in value.

Our New Zealand government experience and reputation gives us significant insight into the requirements of government operations in similar sized jurisdictions, recognising that the scale of solutions needs to be appropriate to the size of the challenges faced.

While our website provides an insight into Maven, our capabilities, and our people, we encourage you to contact us directly to gain a better understanding of how Maven could help you improve the performance of your organisation. 

Our vision is to create success wherever we go. We proudly deliver to this.

Our way of thinking

Problem-solving for our clients is at the heart of what we do.  We gather and interpret information, apply robust analysis and create practical solutions.

We listen to what you want, how you prefer to do things and work to understand your capability.  We then put together the best possible team to work with you.

We apply a sense of balance to the way we operate.  We think rigorously, harness the right disciplines and provide insight – our intellectual side.  This is balanced by our emotional side - our capacity to be passionate, empathetic and intuitive.

All of which means inspiration has its place alongside logic, an eye for detail complements a sense of vision, and our insights complement your expertise.

This is what makes us Maven