Entwine is the brand under which respected industry professional Leah Singer offers a variety of niche services to the construction sector. Specialising in the investment planning and preconstruction phases, Leah creates value through:
Collaborating to overcome strategic or operational challenges
Coaching and supporting everyone from start-ups to established entities
Critiquing the status quo through speaking engagements and research
Contributing directly to industry improvement via her lessons learned platform www.confessionsofafailedbuild.com and as Board Chair of PrefabNZ
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Waste, unmanaged risk, and missed opportunity plague the creation of capital assets. This is not surprising.
While a successful project relies upon the effective coming together of diverse individuals and organisations, the construction industry is complex, siloed, and characterised by a high degree of mistrust. It is often working against itself.
The only way to maximise value creation in this context is through a conscious commitment to effective collaboration, both within and across the boundaries of the traditional organisation.
Thus entwine is more than a company name. It represents a mission statement: to engineer the effective coming together of disparate ideas, information, knowledge, and skills, all to achieve a common goal - whether this goal be at project, company, or even industry related.
A dynamic individual with a wealth of industry experience, Leah has added value in multiple contexts and can move between sub-sectors with ease. Cross-pollination of learnings is par for the course.
Leah holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture, a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), and has studied Innovation Management under global leaders in the field.
A skilled facilitator and enabler, Leah's previous engagements have ranged from design management on complex high-value commercial builds to research and strategy for industry not-for-profits.
Leah's skill-set is thus a unique blend of the creative and commercial, complemented by an impressive technical knowledge base. She is equally as comfortable communicating with a board of directors as with a site delivery team.
the entwine report
In 2018 Infrastructure New Zealand commissioned Leah to undertake extensive research into industry concerns relating to public sector procurement of capital assets within New Zealand. Findings and recommendations were captured within the report ‘Creating Value Through Procurement’, better known as the entwine report.
The entwine report was presented to ministers and has consequently been utilised by both the New Zealand Treasury and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
New Zealand Treasury
Treasury's Infrastructure Transactions Unit used the report as the basis for their own review on procurement practice. This review corroborated Leah’s findings, aligned with her recommendations, and continues to inform the work of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.
The entwine report contributed towards the formation of the Construction Industry Accord. It underlined the need for significant change to procurement in New Zealand and has helped to set the agenda for both the Accord and other government initiatives.
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