Margo Ray

Principal Consultant

Key Skills

  • People leadership
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement
  • Pragmatic and team focused
  • High energy approach and outcome focused to achieve a positive future state
  • Experience working with key NZ government processes including ICR, better business cases and annual budget
  • Experienced working across public and private sector organisations within NZ, UK, Europe and USA

Margo is an experienced portfolio, programme and project management delivery professional who has experience working across all facets of project, programme and portfolio management including leading and delivering organisation change projects and programmes and establishing e/PMOs across public sector organisations.

Margo’s easy-going leadership style and suite of technical project and change management skills enable her to readily put clients and stakeholders at ease. She is just as comfortable facilitating senior executive discussions and technical workshops with SMEs as she is delving into the detail of planning and communication.

An accomplished people leader, Margo enjoys supporting and leading teams to deliver successful programmes and projects. Her programme and project management experience includes managing a number of transformation programmes across large public sector organisations including the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 


  • PMI, PRINCE2 User Group, PMO Network (Wellington)
  • Management of Portfolios (in progress)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP Foundation) (2012)
  • Project Plus - Good Governance (2009) Risk Management (2008)
  • PRINCE2 Project Management (2004)

Recent Experience

  • Department of Internal Affairs - Margo was a member of the team engaged to define the operating model of the Identity Investigations team in SDO Operations and how to best establish the processes that ensure the team has optimal capability, capacity and efficiency to prevent, detect and sanction identity crime and other fraudulent activity.
  • Ministry of Defence – A member of the team supporting the Defence Capability Change Action Programme which Tregaskis Brown have been working in partnership with Defence since 2015
  • Worksafe NZ – Manager Programme Management Office (PMO)
  • Worksafe NZ – Establishment of Portfolio Governance reporting to the Chief Executive
  • Ministry of Social Development – Manager Enterprise Portfolio Office (EPMO)