Kelvin Norgrove


Strateg.Ease provides consulting services to central and local government clients, and private sector businesses.

Kelvin Norgrove, Director has experience in the design and evaluation of governance arrangements, assessing and developing organisational capability and capacity, economic development, housing and business land development plans, and analysing organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This experience has been developed as both a senior local government executive and as a consultant to the sector.


Bachelor of Town Planning – University of Auckland 1983

Master of Philosophy (Hons) Economics – University of Auckland 1995

Certificate of Proficiency in Economics (Victoria University) 1987



Strategic Planning

As a former local government Manager of Strategic Development (at Auckland City Council) and as a consultant, Kelvin has facilitated strategic planning processes for a range of organisations including councils, central government agencies, the Salvation Army and mana whenua forums. He has considerable experience with applying strategic planning techniques including scenario development, visioning and objective setting workshops, stakeholder engagement and development of economic development strategies, growth strategies, and place-based masterplans.

Demographic and economic analysis

As a town planner and economist Kelvin specialises in analysis of population and employment trends and land development capacity for regional and district plans and plan change/resource consent processes under the Resource Management Act. Kelvin is a member of the NZ Association of Economists and is familiar with providing expert evidence at independent commissioner hearings and the Environment Court.

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Governance and organisation structures

Kelvin has advised several councils and the Local Government Commission on the design of governance and accountability arrangements for councils and council controlled organisations (CCOs).

Projects have included monitoring the performance of council organisations and investments from a governance perspective, advice on Statements of Intent and performance measures, reviews of Board performance and recommendations for Board appointments, and consideration of alternative options for structure and funding for council business units and departments.


Recent Projects

Recent Projects