Contact Details

Jill Stringer, Director
TouchWood Services ltd


TouchWood is your company of choice if you need strategic problem solving, culture change, facilitation
or communications expertise, policy development or programme or project management.

TouchWood articulates and solves challenges, with a smile. There are no band aids - we work with clients
to facilitate sustainable change. We dig deep and see the whole project through to a defined end point.
Repeat business is based on client satisfaction and new projects.


  • Strategic thinking
  • Innovation, originality and creativity
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and teamwork
  • Motivation / inspiration
  • Operational management for cohesion and results


The services TouchWood provides include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitation
  • Consultation
  • Change, programme, project and campaign management
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Strategic planning, research, report writing
  • Policy analysis/development
  • Communications strategy and implementation

Core values

  • Who needs to know, knows
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Two ears, one mouth
  • Genuine synthesis and articulation of client's idea
  • Agreed solutions
  • Reliable - on time and in budget
  • Adding value to client's business
  • Valuing our own and clients time
  • Paying forwards

Rates and availability

We welcome contracts anywhere in New Zealand, with a mix of short and longer term assignments, of varying complexity.

The hourly rate varies depending on the number of hours per week required and the length of the contract.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements, or for advice on scoping your project/requirement.

Examples of work (some current)

Establishment of an Intersectoral Forum, including health, welfare, education, justice, police, philanthropic trusts, Iwi, ACC, local district councils
Establishing a Health Consumer Council
Facilitating Annual Planning, strategic development workshops
Establishing an Outreach Chemotherapy service in the Wairarapa
Project managing office and clinic relocations across 4 sites
Developing Memorandums of Understanding with Trusts and community groups to improve cross-agency functionality
Hospital management - Initially a short term secondment, extended to 20 months to provide stability pending organisational restructure
Communications management - responsible for strategic and corporate communications, media management, contingency planning, corporate identity, on-line presence, liaison.