Warner Cowin


Warner Cowin

My goal is to truly understand our clients’ problems and deliver a solution that manages uncertainty and drives tangible outcomes – all by using the best people and tools in the world to help.

Core skills

Project and contract management, business strategy, strategic business development, social procurement and sustainable outcomes, facilitation, Iwi liaison, aviation buff and plane spotter.

Warner founded Height in 2013, after spotting that businesses needed support to win and deliver world-class projects in the complex infrastructure space.

In Height he has created that solution - and formed a values-based company with integrity to the client, and the community, at its core.

With over 20 years of contract, procurement, operational and project management experience, Warner brings commercial clout and business acumen to solve problems.

He is able to leverage his diverse New Zealand and international (Asia Pacific and Europe) corporate experience from such roles as the Downer National Water Operations and Maintenance Manager ($40MPA), Senior Business Development Manager ($1B New Business), Major Capital Works Project Manager ($110M), Royal New Zealand Air Force Officer and UN Peace Keeper.

Warner has extensive experience in reviewing and developing clear business strategies, planning and implementing organisational change and improving operational performance. He is familiar with the full range of procurement professional services and contract delivery mechanisms.

Warner has developed solutions to improve operational productivity, cost efficiency and to implement sustainable outcomes.

He is a competent and experienced workshop and training facilitator, with a focus on business improvement and bid management. He also has strong skills in Tikanga Maori and Iwi facilitation.