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Andrew Haig


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NZCAD (Otago Polytechnic)

Andrew Haig



Andrew is responsible for the office culture and people, with a focus on professional development for the team. Andrew also oversees The Project Office Quality Assurance systems and processes.

Andrew's decision to join The Project Office stemmed from a desire to build a locally owned, high quality professional project management consultancy. "Having worked in architecture practices for a number of years, the opportunity to grow our own business with our own culture and focus on quality client service was really attractive.  It's great seeing our team grow both as people and professionals".

In Previous Lives 

Andrew worked in professional architectural practices both in New Zealand and the UK before transitioning to project management five years ago to broaden his involvement in project decision making and leadership.

Client Projects

Christchurch International Airport Limited

Andrew worked with the airport company on a number of projects between 2007 and 2011. From 2008 to 2010 Andrew lead the airport company's project to develop the International Terminal retail offering.  Andrew lead the development of a fully costed, coordinated concept before taking it through to detailed design, contractor selection and construction management.  Within his role he led tenancy coordination work with the duty-free and other retail operators throughout the project.

He also worked with the airport company on the Integrated Terminal Project, managing design and stakeholder management including liaison with airline, baggage handling, retail and hospitality tenants as the design for the new integrated domestic and international terminal was developed through to the completion of Stage I.

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Lincoln University

Andrew is leading the project to replace the University's commercial kitchen facilities and enhance the existing dining hall and cafeteria.  The project has involved developing a coordinated concept design to include all services and structures and in parallel develop a temporary solution to enable the University's commercial catering business to continue to serve the 1800 meals a day required to feed the students and staff.  The project is due for completion in August 2012.

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Northlands Shopping Centre

Andrew has worked with Kiwi Property to lead various works at Kiwi Property's Christchurch Asset - Northlands Shopping Centre. While coordinating a number of tenancy refurbishment, upgrades, and fitouts Andrew managed the redevelopment of the Farmers Trading Company tenancy. Both tenant and landlord collaborated to achieve a common end goal, and with early contractor involvement during design Andrew provided crucial facilitation and direction of a large team toward a very successful completion within tight budgetary constraints.

Areas of Specialisation 

Project Director

Andrew is experienced in working across all aspects of large and complex projects and establishing project structure and disciplines. His years of work in architectural practices mean he is experienced working in multi-disciplinary teams and providing leadership and direction.

Design Management

Coming from a design background, Andrew has an in-depth understanding of design and associated disciplines resulting in more fully developed and de-risked design solutions for the client.

Contract Management and Procurement

It is important the most suitable contract form is applied to your project. It is equally important the contract is driven appropriately for the type of project - Andrew has the ability to advise on contract type and will enforce the necessary rigour toward successful completion of the project.

Stakeholder Management

A number of organisations are involved in airport developments and each have different goals toward their efficient operation. Andrew has been able to facilitate stakeholders toward a common satisfaction within complex projects - this skill is important within most projects and Andrew has the personality to carefully manage this toward a common goal.
Andrew has worked extensively in residential, retail, educational and hospitality sectors and is familiar with all aspects of airport operations.

Andrew Haig


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