Hedgehog Consulting was established in 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand in a home office in the suburb of Kilbirnie. Since then we’ve grown and over the years have helped many clients with change and service design and improvement projects.
We’re a New Zealand based company operating a team out of the capital city, Wellington. We work with clients large and small and have significant experience in the public sector.  We have a reputation for quality work, pragmatic advice, and our ability to deliver.


The inspiration came from a management book by Jim Collins, called Built to Last. It refers to the 'hedgehog concept' as a way successful companies have simplified and focused their efforts. Our founding director liked the thinking. It also provided a fun way to avoid becoming another acronym and associates consulting company.


Hedgehog Consulting was first registered with the Companies Office April 2009 as Flying Hedgehog Consulting Ltd. Our trading name of Hedgehog Consulting was also registered at the time. After a passage of time the market changed along with our client base and a re-brand was undertaken along with a service review. The company re-branded as Hedgehog Consulting in 2014.


As a smaller consultancy and contracting supplier we know our reputation is built on our people. So, we choose to work with people who care about and have energy for what they do. We also like to stick to our niche, focusing purposefully on our services so we continue to build our specialist expertise and knowledge.

We operate a small team of senior consultants with a depth of experience across public and private sectors, supported by a growing talent pool of specialist contractors.


Mark is the Managing Director and a senior consultant at Hedgehog Consulting.

As the company’s founder, Mark is responsible for the company strategy and its successful operation.

With industry and national qualifications in management and leadership, PRINCE2 (projects), MSP (programs), MoP (portfolios), P3M (portfolio management), and a Black-Belt in Lean Six Sigma Mark is well placed to support our clients as a senior consultant and contractor.

Mark's industry experience over the last 15 years has taken place mostly in central and local government and includes education, health, transport, information technology, and various regulatory and policy environments. 

Mark can be contacted directly below.



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