Trang has over 20 years’ experience providing specialist advice and innovative thought leadership, including in senior policy, planning and change management roles across local and central government
A thought leader with an aptitude for grasping the bigger picture, Trang brings fresh, innovative approaches to investment, strategy, policy and planning, as well as strong expertise in driving high organisational performance and leading seamless budget processes.
Trang has a strong base in financial modelling and decision support across a range of sectors, having worked in the Corporate Finance divisions of Ernst and Young and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She also has extensive experience in integrated planning; investment; change management; and consultation and engagement with diverse stakeholders.
Before joining MartinJenkins in 2019, Trang worked for nearly a decade in senior roles in a wide cross-section of government agencies, consistently championing an integrated approach to planning, strategy and investment. Earlier, as a consultant, she also provided strategic planning support for iwi organisations, Māori trusts and other not-for-profits.
Some examples of Trang’s work include:
Leading the annual government budget, planning and accountability processes at Inland Revenue, MBIE and the Ministry of Education – this included budget bids, producing estimates and the Four-year plan
Leading the appropriation review and restructurings for Votes Social Housing; Labour Market; Business, Science and Innovation; and Social Development
Leading the development of long-term plans, annual plans, reviews of revenue and financing policies, level of service reviews, investment frameworks and cases, and regional strategies at New Plymouth and Ruapehu District Councils
Leading the development and implementation of a new performance framework for Work and Income, Seniors and StudyLink, across regional and national offices
Financial modelling for an international passenger transport company to support its negotiations with the Victorian State government and the acquisition discussions for a large New Zealand passenger network company, and for Inland Revenue and the Ruapehu and New Plymouth District Councils to support financial strategy
Valuations for companies, investments and projects in a variety of different industries, including technology, agriculture, government and electricity. The valuation techniques included discounted cash flow, net tangible assets, and earnings multiples methods