Become a member of ACE and join more than 250 firms in Aotearoa committed to consulting excellence and a stronger sector.

Who is ACE New Zealand?

We are the consultant’s champion elevating the voices, preparedness, and professionalism of consultancy firms working in the built and natural environment in Aotearoa. We are a business association championing consulting and consulting businesses. We are not a technical association. 

Why join us?

Our membership spans over 15,000 people working in professional services consulting in Aotearoa – from engineers and surveyors, project managers, scientists, planners, architects, marketers and lawyers – all working together to create remarkable outcomes for communities in New Zealand.

Your ACE New Zealand membership gives you:

  • A strong and credible voice with decision-makers on the issues that matter to you and your business
  • Access to member-only resources and downloads that will help you build a strong and sustainable business, ready to face the challenges of today and tomorrow  
  • Enhanced business skills through events, webinars, workshops and masterclasses 
  • Member discounts
  • A listing in our online 'Find a Consultant'
  • The latest news and insights from here and abroad are delivered straight to your inbox every fortnight 
  • Prestige and peer recognition through the ACE Awards  

What it means to be a member

ACE New Zealand membership sets a standard for the competency and practice of professional services consulting in Aotearoa New Zealand. To that end, in respect of their business practices, members are expected to comply with the ACE New Zealand member obligations and duties.

What you need to get started

  • A public liability insurance policy and professional indemnity insurance policy
  • Code of ethics/quality management policy
  • Company logo
  • Company certificate
  • Three referees

The process

  • Submit your application online
  • We confirm all details are submitted correctly
  • We contact your referees
  • One of our ACE New Zealand Regional Chairs will interview you 
  • We ask for feedback on your firm from our current members - see Pending Members
  • We take your application to our next board meeting for review and vote  

Rules of ACE New Zealand

All members agree to abide by the ACE New Zealand rules


You pay an annual subscription based on the size of your firm as of 1 January each year.  We take the base rate of $844+GST (as of 1 April 2023) and apply a unit rate that is applicable to the size of your company.  
Payment is halved into two invoices sent in April and September each year. 

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