'Self-praise is no praise' so here's what industry has to say.
"We contracted Leah to interview key client and supply side participants and complete a report to identify and define the problem(s) with major project procurement in New Zealand; identify solutions which address the problem(s) and engage key industry participants and decision makers on findings. The report identified significant culture challenges in major project procurement in New Zealand and forms the basis for Infrastructure New Zealand's policy advocacy for lifting performance and capability across the industry. Leah became a true partner in the initiative. We were very pleased with the professionalism and insight that she brought to the task."
Former CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand
"Leah is on my very short list of people I think of when I need considered and critical engagement on design and construction projects. Leah brings focused, lateral thinking to design problems and quickly and succinctly uncovers the core issues and opportunities. Leah is engaging, charismatic and easy to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her consultancy services."
Former Director of Tall Wood | Current Head of Studio, MX Studio USA at Lendlease
"Leah is a great enabler and has the ability to bring clarity for others around their design and construction related goals whilst helping them focus on the best way to achieve results. An experienced and insightful property professional that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
Owner & Director of Hampton Jones
"I worked with Leah on a challenging project in New Zealand where she was an instrumental part of the team, navigating a way through the speed bumps of the construction industry. This included complex commercial relationships, personalities and project specification requirements. She was focused, thorough and articulate, however was still personable and inspiring. Leah recognises that on every project the team is different and we adjust our operating styles to play to the strength of the team to achieve the best outcome."
Gemma Craig B.E. (Civil) Hons, MIStructE, MIEAust CPEng, NPER, CMEngNZ
Inhabit New Zealand – Regional Manager
"Following a period of significant growth, Ignite realised that our quality systems and risk management approach needed to be re-engineered to ensure the practice could leverage this growth sustainably. We engaged Leah to conduct a "worts-and-all" review of our QA system and risk culture and provide practical advice. Leah communicated her report effectively to our key stakeholders and Ignite did not hesitate to implement all of her key recommendations. We were impressed with Leah's insights and ability to leverage her wider industry knowledge to highlight some of our "blindspots", as well as identify a number of opportunities to add value to our service."
Former Operations Manager - Ignite Architects
"Leah's governance experience has been well honed with organisations that find themselves at a crossroad and require clear and concise strategic thinking. Leah is able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, is a great listener with an ability to challenge the status quo and envision what the world could look like, and doesn't allow self-interest cloud her thinking. With a sound understanding of operations vs governance, Leah's contribution is world-class."
"We brought Leah in to review our processes and systems within the design team. She provided great in-depth knowledge and understanding of the requirements for delivering a successful design product. Working in collaboration with the team members and senior management, she delivered a model which will provide significant efficiencies through streamlined processes and systems. Leah is extremely professional in delivering her services and is highly driven to achieve the desired results."
Regional Director/Chartered Quantity Surveyor
"I had the pleasure of working with Leah for a 12 month period on a Mass Produced Prefab Social Housing Roll Out. Leah had a number of responsibilities during this project which I have summarised below.
Former Project Director at Stanley Construction