Avid will be your Ultimate Navigator in AOG…from select committees, to funding applications, to connecting with senior officials, to Ministers and Members of Parliament.
Avid has the knowledge, experience and connections.
Our unique proposition, in engaging with AOG, is that we have two Māori leads both of whom have extensive backgrounds working in corporate and government organisations.
With this understanding of working from within, and across corporate New Zealand, we understand first-hand your challenges. This enables us to navigate AOG for you by;
Fletcher Tabuteau has well developed political networks, which importantly span across all major political parties. He has an in-depth and first-hand knowledge of NZ business coupled with the same high level of understanding of Wellington and its processes, having spent significant time in senior roles in Government and Opposition, whilst working closely with the public sector.
Fletcher has a long history in industry supporting New Zealand Business, from an early start as a Strategic Marketing consultant specialising in optimising Advertising spend to over a decade as a NZ Business Mentor. Moving into academia, Fletcher was head of Faculty in the Business Management School at a Regional Tertiary institution here in NZ. His teaching focus remained in strategic marketing, but his academic research area was in Economics, particularly firm decision making given market structure and composition. (he also lectured economics at degree level.)
Fletcher brings both his time in opposition and his time in government within the executive with an in-depth working understanding of Parliamentary process; formerly a Minister (Undersecretary) and deputy chair of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Fletcher held critical portfolios including Tourism, Commerce, Revenue, Energy, Trade and Foreign Affairs. This not only included ministerial responsibility but coalition negotiations.
Allison brings strong public and private sector experience at senior levels and is currently a Small Business Advisor to Minister Stuart Nash; has recently been appointed to the Board of Lakes DHB; as well as holding other governance roles.
Her 25 plus years of experience is demonstrated through leadership roles held including SkyCity Entertainment Auckland where she was in the top 1% of the company hierarchy; CE of Te Puia | NZ Māori Arts & Crafts Institute; CE of Rotorua Chamber of Commerce; Regional Manager of Central North Region, Housing Corporation New Zealand; Director School of Business & Tourism and Acting Deputy CE Māori at Waiariki Institute of Technology; and short term contracts including GM of Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Valley amongst holding other roles.
During Allison’s time as a Small Business Advisor, she was one of the 12 Small Business Council members who wrote the paper “The New Zealand Small Business Strategy” with 20 recommendations. This paper was presented to Minister Nash, and approved by Cabinet. Her ongoing involvement ensures Allison is aware of All-of-Government priorities in the areas of Small Business and other portfolios gained through working with MBIE officials.
Allison has also written feasibility studies, COVID-19 reset plans and has worked across a range of sectors in her current role as the Management Consultant Director and Managing Director of Avid.