R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd is Malatest International’s sister company and provides customised research solutions to meet the diverse needs of a range of clients. From in-depth programme evaluations to client satisfaction studies, they design and implement a project that will provide actionable results.
Robert is president of R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., and has achieved Certified Market Research Professional (CMRP) designation from the Canadian MRIA, the highest professional designation available through the organisation. He brings more than two decades of experience across a wide range of project domains.
As president of R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd, Robert is responsible for the management of large-scale, complex, research projects. He has been involved in the design, development and administration of numerous research studies, including consultations and strategy development in the areas of labour market development, education and training, industry development, housing, and the funding and provision of health services. These studies have generally entailed the development, administration and synthesis of a range of activities (surveys, quantitative/ qualitative analyses, review of administrative data and procedures) to provide a comprehensive review of the identified policies or programmes.
Robert is skilled in analysing and integrating the results of these lines of evidence to create thorough and defensible results and provide timely policy advice. Robert also has a considerable depth of experience in programmes and policies designed for First Nations and Inuit populations in Canada, working alongside both First Nations and Inuit communities, leaders and government departments. He has worked for dozens of federal and provincial government departments and organisations in Canada. His international work has focused on new integration; for the Evaluation of Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) and Resettlement Assistant Programs (RAP) he oversaw an international study, including field visits to selected countries.
ARO Solutions are passionate about contributing to a society where communities have empowered citizens that are socially connected and culturally responsive. Through their collective work and life experiences ARO Solutions have seen the intergenerational disadvantage that impacts our children, whānau and communities. ARO Solutions have worked in iwi, government and non-government agencies that have aimed to influence and effect change. They know that the solutions don’t just sit with one part of society, it requires a holistic, multi-pronged approach that identifies and works towards sustainable, long term changes that benefit the community, our whānau, our children.
Dr Gail Kelly
Gail has used her social research and evaluation skills across multiple settings in both Australia and New Zealand over the last 25 years. This has included within the social sector, the environmental area, at the community level and in the tax field in both the public and private sectors. The central focus of Gail’s work is understanding human behaviour to create system level change. She has led teams undertaking large complex evaluations and importantly, developing communication materials to share findings. Gail remains passionate about designing, conducting and communicating research and evaluation to assist with broader system learning.
Natalie brings more than a decade of research, evaluation, audit and advisory experience spanning the areas of health, social policy, justice, education and employment issues. She helps clients to: determine needs (e.g. needs assessment, sector studies) and validate a rationale for moving forward; optimise the design, implementation and management of policies, programs or new legislation; design evaluation plans and performance measurement frameworks; measure outputs and impacts (results) of policies, programs or new legislation; conduct cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analysis as appropriate; identify practical recommendations for the future.
Sean leads organisational turnarounds and transformation by building a track record on immediate results. His approach involves using a proven process to train and lead internal client teams that design and implement change while building executive leadership skills. This approach helps clients remove their own barriers to change, build momentum and sustain change with the appropriate structure, skills and discipline.
We are proud members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA). ANZEA is a professional body specifically for people who work with, are involved with, or who are interested in evaluation in New Zealand. ANZEA promotes and facilitates the development of evaluation practices and standards which are relevant to Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular reference to the principles and obligations established by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and reflecting the unique bi-cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand, while also providing a framework from which to embrace and respond to multi-culturalism.