Strategy, Business Case and Local Government Specialists
The Structured Conversations Story
We help you to understand and solve problems - and have a lot of fun doing it! We are accredited experts in cutting-edge methods for strategy, policy and planning. This includes business cases, strategy, benefits management and review.
Structured Conversations started life as AMBC in 2014, a one-man policy band, working from an Ashburton dining table. The business has since grown to incorporate a flexible team of partners and associates, all industry experts, and is now based in windy Wellington.
Alicia McKay, Director
Local Government Expert - Workshop Extraordinaire - Business Case Specialist
Known for her down-to-earth manner, sharp insight and wicked sense of humour, Alicia earns trust and credibility with stakeholders at all levels. Able to untangle a complex environment into a clear and logical way forward, Alicia quickly grasps issues and context. Able to 'get it' at speed, Alicia facilitates productive conversations and prepares meticulous, compelling business cases, strategies and reviews.
A local government expert, Alicia brings together knowledge and experience from across the public and private sectors. Passionate about applying best-practice decision-making and investment planning frameworks to achieve optimum results, Alicia is a strong believer in the power of a structured conversation. Contact Alicia today to discuss your strategic planning, performance management, benefits realisation, business case or review project.
Kerry Boyle, Associate
Asia Pacific Relations Specialist - Benefits Management Expert
Kerry holds a Master in Strategic Studies, and his continued involvement with the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs ensures he is well-equipped to assist New Zealand Councils, iwi and companies to understand how to plan for and maximise opportunities for foreign investment.
Join the Team
Structured Conversations is building a team based on our values of challenge, fun, honesty and expertise. Do you want a flexible, rewarding job in an exciting consulting niche? Have strong analytical skills and ultra-high quality standards? Do you get excited about solving problems, adding value and a job well done? Then you could be a great fit!