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New Zealand


Broadleaf has worked in New Zealand for many years. In 2004 we established a formal presence in New Zealand to enhance our level of service to local clients. Since then, we have established a large client base in both the public and private sectors.

Most of our assignments have been for large technology and infrastructure clients and projects, and Broadleaf is now the leading provider of quantitative risk assessment services in New Zealand. Major reviews of clients’ risk management frameworks have also been carried out.

Quantitative risk assessments

Broadleaf provides quantitative risk assessment (QRA) services to an extensive range of clients, mainly for large technology and infrastructure projects in both the public and private sectors. Mike Wood, Broadleaf’s NZ-based Associate Director, is a member of the State Services Commission’s panel of providers for QRA services to public sector agencies.

The NZ Treasury has developed a concise version of the UK Government’s Better Business Cases guidance that requires a QRA to be carried out at the Detailed Business Case stage of new projects that meet a specified threshold of risk and scale. Typically, our QRA services relate to the project costs, and the benefits if required, to ensure that the contingency sum in the approved budget adequately reflects the risks in planning, designing and executing the project.

Quantitative risk analyses of project schedules are another service that Broadleaf provides to its clients where required.

Broadleaf has provided QRA services for New Zealand projects to a wide range of clients including:

• Damwatch Services

• Downer EDI

• Leighton Contractors

• Department of Internal Affairs

• Department of Corrections

• Department of Conservation

• Department of Labour

• Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment

• The Treasury

• National Library

• State Services Commission

• Accident Compensation Corporation

• Inland Revenue

• Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

• Ministry of Health

• Ministry of Education

• Ministry of Justice

• Ministry for the Environment

• Statistics New Zealand

• NZ Customs Service

• NZ Defence Force

• Ministry of Defence

• Maritime NZ

• Housing NZ

• Land Information NZ

• South Island District Health Boards

• NZ Police

• Ministry of Primary Industries

Infrastructure risk reviews

Critical infrastructure is a key component of the economic lifeblood of any country. Broadleaf has carried out major reviews of the risk environment for several key infrastructure providers.

For Transpower, New Zealand’s national electricity grid operator, Broadleaf carried out a review of High Impact, Low Probability risks for a key part of the network in Auckland and we appeared before the industry regulator, the Electricity Commission, to present the findings. This work played a part in the approval of a duplicate transmission line to carry electricity from Auckland northwards.

For Telecom New Zealand, Broadleaf has regularly provided reviews of the risks to the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) infrastructure in the context of the move to IP-based services.

Reviews of risk management frameworks

Best practice for risk management requires that organisations seek external assurance on the effectiveness of their risk management frameworks and systems from time to time. Broadleaf has carried out major reviews of the risk management frameworks for the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Department of Internal Affairs.

We have also assisted in the development of project risk management frameworks, including frameworks for several major defence procurement projects.

Risk management training

Broadleaf is an expert provider of training services. In New Zealand we have provided risk management training programmes for the State Services Commission, the Treasury, the Ministry of Health and Standards New Zealand.


If you are in New Zealand and think we can help you, please contact Mike Wood.