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Avec expands into New Zealand, appointing Sam Collins as GM
Wed, 31st Jan 2024

Avec, an established project management company, has announced expansion into New Zealand, appointing Sam Collins as General Manager for the region. This decision follows the firm's successful financial year in the Australian market, which facilitated its diversification from project management into new practices.

These newly incorporated sectors include Artificial Intelligence & Data, Automation Business Analysis, Architecture, Business Applications, and Transformations. Having already built a triumphant presence in Australia, Avec is keen to establish a robust foothold in the New Zealand market.

Collins, the newly appointed General Manager, was formerly the Managing Director of Wellington-based recruitment agency People&Co, acquired by Avec's parent company, Talent, in November 2023. His role will be crucial in advancing Avec's interests in New Zealand, utilising his exceptional market knowledge to propel growth and strengthen its consultancy business in the country.

Confirming his position, Collins states: "Our strong focus on growth and delivering into the New Zealand market will only add further value to clients with existing relationships across the wider Talent group. For the clients who don't work with us yet, I want to cement Avec as an alternative to the top end of town, carrying over the strong reputation we’ve established in other markets for consistent and high-quality delivery at an affordable price point."

Coupled with the expertise within their team, Collins asserts they are capable of effectively addressing any issue within their areas of competency.

Dennis Grant, Managing Director at Avec, shared his excitement over their move into the New Zealand market. He expressed confidence in Collins' ability to drive growth, thanks to his wealth of local knowledge. Grant believes that Avec's proven delivery capabilities, supplemented by many new practices and regions, will benefit New Zealand clients. He says, "Delivery is our superpower, and I cannot wait to deliver quality service to our clients and customers in New Zealand."

Avec leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver a wide range of services, spanning several sectors, across Australia and New Zealand. Avec's extensive project management experience, combined with Talent's standing as one of the world’s leading digital and tech people solutions business, positions it uniquely to help clients achieve their business goals through meticulous project deliveries.