Our Avid Corporate/AOG team has strong knowledge and experience working with, and in, Corporate/AOG and Local government organisations. An ultimate navigator is where regional aspirations are achieved.

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;

  • building high value connection maps
  • ensuring your project aligns with current political frameworks and
  • facilitating these meetings to help you achieve your outcomes.



We provide the Ultimate Navigator for All-Of-Government and the Ultimate Partner to lead and manage stakeholder engagement between  Māori, Public and Private sectors.

Lobby Government
Work with one of the Avid team to get ahead of the curve by understanding the Government policy machinery. We provide expertise to align your project with Government direction, ensure you meet relevant time lines and develop detailed analysis specific to meet cabinet paper standards.
Policy Design and Development Avid is well versed in policy design and the criteria required for making effective Select Committee submissions. We will work with you to prepare your submissions including how to present to Ministers.
Funding & Feasibility
Avid have the expertise and experience to build effective AOG feasibility and funding applications in the areas of regional economic development, infrastructure, housing and tourism.
Regional Economic Development
Avid is passionate about regional economic development and the importance of maintaining an AOG focus in this area. We will work with you to develop and align your regional economic framework to AOG ensuring the Government’s Living Standards Framework (Natural, Human, Social and Financial & Physical Capital) are embedded.
Māori Sector Engagement
At Avid we strongly believe in Value, Potential and Purpose which are Māori based values. We will work with you to build enduring partnerships based on collective values of respecting the mana (honour) of each and every person to achieve a purpose based outcome. We bring our Māori based values when working with all other stakeholders, through to management of these engagements.

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Dr. Pim Borren PhD

Senior Lead & Principal Economist

Pim has recently joined Avid as  Senior Lead Government & Corporate Services/Principal Economist.

Previously Pim was Chief Executive at Masterton District Council, Southbank Institute of Technology (Brisbane) and Waiariki Institute of Technology (Rotorua), as well as other public and private sector Chief Executive roles such as at OSPRI and the NZ Bus & Coach Association. He has worked as an economist for over 20 years including roles as chief economist for the Cook Islands Government and Principal Economist for Taituara (Society of Local Government Managers). He has a passion for economics and tertiary education and with more recent experience in local government, fits AVID’s lead for Government and Corporate Service offerings perfectly.

Pim is a member of the Institute of Directors and has served on several commercial and non-commercial boards. He has a PhD in Economics.

Apart from always ensuring that work is fun, Pim plays golf, reads, and spends time with family in his spare time.

Allison Lawton

Rongowhakaata, NGĀTI Tūwharetoa


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 significant 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.