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About Synergine

WE ARE A VALUES BASED COMPANY

Synergine was established in January 2000.
Phil Warbrick BSc, BE, ME, FIPENZ, fulfilled a long held vision to establish a leading edge consulting company based strongly on a core set of values. Our values have formed the platform from which Synergine has now grown into an internationally recognised consulting firm.

This in turn drives our clear purpose, to “partner with others to help create a more liveable, just and sustainable world”.

Synergy and Stewardship

Being inspired to work together for a more liveable, just and sustainable world.

Doing the right thing

Always acting with integrity and transparency.

Leadership

Recognising and realising potential in people and organisations.

Sustaining Excellence

Continuously learning and consistently offering the best in advice and service.

OUR VALUES SHAPE OUR STRATEGY

Synergine endeavours to outwork our values daily. The presentation of the IPENZ Arthur Mead Environmental Award, recognised Synergine’s work at Onehunga High School. As one of Synergine’s first major projects this was a foundational moment for the company.  Synergine’s role in the project was comprehensive, Synergine was responsible for all phases of delivery including project creation, funding, design and works management.

The award recognised Synergine’s approach to sustainability, environmental improvement and preservation, and community involvement. This award has inspired Synergine to continually ensure our values shape our strategy.

WE BUILD SYNERGIES ACROSS ALL AREAS OF SOCIETY

 Synergine supports the collaboration of industry, government, and academia. We look to build synergies between each of these elements of society to enhance the well-being of local communities, cities and nations.

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PROMOTING THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION

Synergine’s commitment to promoting thought leadership and innovation is demonstrated by our work with The University of Auckland. Phil Warbrick is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Jim Bentley is Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Research (CIR).

The CIR was founded in 2009 to promote good infrastructure decision making using a multi-disciplinary approach to research and executive education, bringing public, private and academic sectors together in collaboration. At the time of writing there are 7 PhD students undertaking research funded through the CIR and there are a number of executive education programmes underway covering leadership, infrastructure decision making and applied project management.

In 2012 the CIR became an associate member of an exciting development, “Next Generation Infrastructure”. The CIR’s involvement with this grew from an emerging collaborative relationship with two of the leading partners in the initiative, University College London (UCL) and the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

In December 2013 the CIR started an exciting new PhD project looking at the relationship between infrastructure investment and liveability of cities. The PhD student will spend two years with the University of Auckland and one year with UCL in London.

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO 'LIVEABLE CITIES'

Synergine’s experience reinforces our understanding that vibrant liveable cities are key to the well-being of nations. The anatomy of a liveable city requires the successful deployment and integration of built and natural infrastructure.

BUILT INFRASTRUCTURE

Economic – Energy, communications, transportation.

Social – Housing, education, healthcare.

NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Cultural – Sports, arts,
recreation.

Environmental – Water, wastewater and stormwater (quality, quantity and network management),
waste management, biodiversity.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!

WE VALUE OUR NEW ZEALAND IDENTITY

Synergine is proud to embrace the values that give New Zealand its unique identity and positive impact. We are proud to be part of a nation that consistently leads the world in ethical business practices, environmental sustainability, and has cities that are among the most liveable worldwide.

 We value our history and the unique qualities that our people and culture embody.

WE CONNECT PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES GLOBALLY

Synergine is inspired to work for a more sustainable, just and liveable world.
Our international consulting and  development activities have been a catalyst for the establishment of international connections and relationships.

Cambodia & Mongolia
A practical way that our values have outworked in the company’s development has been Synergine’s work in the International Aid arena. This involvement grew out of a partnership with World Vision, and saw Synergine staff travel to such remote places as the Gobi Desert in Outer Mongolia and various locations in Cambodia. The objective of these challenging journeys was to bring much needed primary infrastructure and training to the local population.
The result of the Synergine/World Vision partnership, which was assisted by funding from NZAid, was the design and construction of a series of water supply wells, reticulation infrastructure and associated irrigation systems in Mongolia, and improved water and wastewater services in Cambodia.
The Synergine staff found these exercises to be tremendously rewarding and a great opportunity to use their skills for the benefit of people who have an acute need for what we take for granted here in New Zealand.
All Whites
Synergine works to bring people together across different spheres. Synergine’s Executive Chairman, Phil Warbrick has held the role as Manager of the All Whites, New Zealand’s National men’s football team. Phil had the privilege to be part of the management team during the 2010 World Cup, for New Zealand’s second ever appearance. Phil played an important role in supporting the players and coaching staff off the field to build a positive culture and team environment that allowed players and coaching staff to concentrate on their roles. The tournament was a historic success for New Zealand football, the All Whites were the only undefeated team in the competition.
Phil's involvement in multiple campaigns has been a catalyst for the development of international connections and relationships that have benefited New Zealand at many levels.