Esther Croft


Esther Croft

I believe we all have an obligation to do what we can to make the world a better place. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to work with clients to identify and achieve broader outcomes through social procurement.

Core skills

Project Management, Research, Impact Measurement, Strategy Development, Process Design, Group Facilitation, Relationship Management and Communication.


Esther joined the Height whānau in early 2023 as a Senior Project Manager in the Social and Sustainable Outcomes team.

She brings a diverse skillset, initially gained in a range of research roles across the fields of economic development, tourism, health and justice, and later through her role with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited where she led their Prospecting and Investment Partnerships team - driving relationship management, leading prospecting and bidding for global event properties, conducting cost benefit analyses and managing funding rounds.

Esther’s background includes a strong social outcomes focus. She has worked closely with event partners to identify and deliver exceptional environmental, economic, social, and profile benefits, while also concentrating on achieving positive Māori outcomes, including supporting the development of a Māori Outcomes Framework specific to major events in Auckland.

Esther holds a first-class honours degree in psychology from Victoria University.

At home, she’s kept busy with her two beautiful boys and a boisterous mini-Schnauzer called Buddy.