optimising-organisational-cultureMore than ever we are looking- to the particular talent and efforts of staff to pull together, innovate, adapt and perform, so organisations may succeed in local and global arenas.

The ability to create and maintain that high performance organisation requires commitment, continuous positive change and consistent strong leadership.

Pamela offers recent experience, expertise and operational support in this area.

Recent work:

Strategic HR Advisor to Auckland Motorways (AMA) 2008-12 with the critical HR position for developing and implementing HR processes, systems and organisational culture.

As part of the wider management team Pamela was instrumental in creating, shaping and bringing together a team from six organisations on three different sites to form one cohesive high performance’ boots to suits’ team in an innovative new public/ private contract. This involved approximately 60 outside field staff and 60 professional office staff.
Auckland Motorways is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 240 km motorway lanes in a 24 hour operation, all in a high speed, high profile and most heavily trafficked roading network in New Zealand.

The AMA won the Australasian Alliancing Awards in October 2012. Director of the Australian Alliance Association Mr Quill wrote:
‘It shows that collaboration is thriving and continues to create immense value through productivity improvements, quality community assets and enhanced industry capability’
‘The alliance has successfully nurtured and maintained a collaborative culture since 2008 to achieve year-on-year improvements yielding $23.3m in savings and maintaining the motorways for close to 20% less than previously,’
‘Through its pavements and surfacing work, the alliance has extended the average paving age by 20% and improved the rate of pavement surface defects by 33%. The team is enthusiastic and innovative, winning a prestigious international GIS Award for its work to transform a 50-year old, manually generated, paper-based highway management system to an electronic, GIS based system for website access, including a smartphone application.’

Auckland Motorways also won the NZ Roading New Zealand Supreme Industry Award in August 2012
“The Alliance has exemplified the benefits of collaboration within larger performance-based maintenance contracts, bringing a team together to improve efficiency and value-for-money,” Roading New Zealand chief executive Chris Olsen said.
“The outcomes achieved by the Auckland Motorway Alliance in its first four years demonstrate its well on its way to leaving a positive and lasting legacy on the roading landscape across Australasia,” the judges said.
“The Alliance has exemplified the benefits of collaboration within larger performance-based maintenance contracts, bringing a team together to improve efficiency and value-for-money,” Roading New Zealand chief executive Chris Olsen said

Pamela‘s role

Strategic and operational role for this first critical four years. Pamela was part of the set up team, and part of the wider Alliance management team and together developed the HR processes and systems, and together with staff and management- recognised the attitudes, behaviour and value systems to develop this high performance team.