What is ACENZ? The association that represents business services and advocacy for consulting professionals in the built and natural environment. We are the trusted advisor providing business leadership in matters relating to the built and natural environment. 

Originally established as the consulting arm of IPENZ in 1959 ACENZ was born (evolved from the New Zealand Institution of Engineering-NZIE, The Professional Engineers' Association-PEA, and the Consulting Engineers' Division of the NZIE). For a full timeline history of the organisation, click here.

We now operate as ACENZ (pronounced "Ace-enz") or the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand. Our membership is composed of companies and firms rather than individuals. We provide value to members through business practice and commercial guidance, promoting fair and reasonable terms of engagement to clients, and representing member interests in the public sector. 



ACENZ is the Trusted Advisor providing business leadership in matters relating to the built and natural environment.


To raise the profile and expand the influence of the industry, and to assist members to improve their business performance and the quality of their service.

Core Business:

1) Policy advisory services/counsel to key influencers and decision-makers, and
2) Business advice and services to members.

Goals & Objectives:

Goal 1 is to influence decision-makers on relevant public policy initiatives, regulation and legislation, and to be a trusted source of sound advice that considers benefits to engineering and consulting related industry and the national good.

  • Focus on 'public good' outcomes
  • Engage in public policy and legislative research and development process
  • Promote awareness of the consulting industry among influencers/decision-makers
  • Establish and maintain effective networks and relationships
  • Prepare and make submissions on matters that affect members
  • To become a trusted source of sound advice on matters affecting or likely to affect business
  • Establish a framework for early identification and assessment of significant issues
  • Use members' collective expertise, networks and relationships to positively influence the decision-making process
  • Provide valid industry input into the decision making process

Goal 2 is to add value to member businesses through use of collective experience and resources

  • Develop ACENZ understanding of members business and operating requirements
  • Provide the means for sharing expertise and knowledge
  • Showcase, celebrate and promote excellence
  • Effectively manage resources to deliver services to members
  • Enter into partnerships/alliances with other bodies to advance collective interests
  • Identify, develop and promote practical solutions to member issues
  • Identify, assess and debate impact of key public policy initiatives, regulatory controls and legislation on members' business interests


The Association Representing Consulting & Engineering in NZ
Physical: Level 11, 79 Boulcott Street, Wellington 6011
Postal: PO Box 10247, Wellington 6143
Phone: 04 472 1202  |  Email: service@acenz.org.nz 

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