Claire McCarthy


Claire McCarthy

The way we work here is designed to deliver value for money for clients and great outcomes for communities – we are immersed in the issues, bring in different skillsets as needed, and turn around high-quality, relevant solutions. It’s people first - striving for the best for our team, our clients and our community.

Core skills

Social and sustainable outcomes, stakeholder engagement, writing and communication, market intelligence, organisational change.

Claire manages the eight-person team responsible for delivering sustainability and social outcome projects across public and private sector clients, as well as oversight of the Māori business uplift programme. In the procurement field, she has been a strong advocate for the leveraging of economic, social and environmental benefits through contracts - to improve equity, sustainability and deliver better public value from Government investment. Her team's clients are changemakers - from organisations such as KiwiRail, Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Whatu Ora, Corrections, Watercare and Woolworths.

Claire won the Procurement Leadership Award at the 2023 NZ Procurement Excellence Awards.

Claire started her career as a journalist in the education sector, where she won two Qantas Media Awards including Junior Feature Writer of the Year. She was marketing manager for Middlesex University Business School in London. Claire has a degree in Journalism and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management. She is currently undertaking the NZ Diploma of Construction Management. 

A busy mum, Claire loves eating out and is also an occasional food writer.