Dr Malcolm Macpherson

BSc, PGDipSci, PhD (1978)

+ 7/8ths of an (abandoned) Master of Public Policy (VUW)

& 1/2 of an (active) Master of Professional Practice,
Otago Polytechnic

MAYOR 2001 to 2010
Central Otago District
New Zealand

Rotary International
Paul Harris Fellow

For a cv, or polytechnic-relevant biography, or just to say hello ... email

Business excellence experience
SE Asia, USA and NZ

is an M&A lawyer and a graduate from here
Amy works here
Marisa works here
Susan is GP Principal here


Member, until 3-term limit kicks in in 2019, and past chair
Central Lakes Trust

Academic advisor + facilitator + assessor (+ MPP candidate) at Otago Polytechnic's Capable New Zealand

Chairman of my hometown museum and art gallery

Goodbye Microsoft
After 27 years of servitude to Bill Gates, I'm going 100% Google

Page (frequently) under (re)construction

Baldrigeplus.com Baldrigeplus.info BrilliantNZ.com
some brief legacy material

Newspaper columns
The Central Otago Mirror
2012 2103

NZ Organisation for Quality columns

Local government
20 years working for Central Otago

legacy material

Case studies in organisational excellence

Auckland Hospital Staff Pre-school

Auckland City Council - City Planning Group

Performance excellence and innovation in public sector organisations

indicators in not for profits and the public sector. Also published (with amendments and much better figures) in Measuring Business Excellence 5,2 2001,pp 13-17
My shop-made "chopper" panel plane

Defending my PhD
In the late 70s I did pioneering environmental geology in Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote Estuary. Later workers with other ideas dismissed/devalued mine. Time to put the record straight. In post-quake Christchurch it matters

> Opening shots

> Thesis abstract

> Summary pages

> Past voices

> Anthropogenic mud

> JM Deely
Wrong, just wrong

Web page: scanned photos of anthropogenic mud, Fig 62

The Thesis (12.3MB)

Response to urbanization of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Environmental Geology v3, 23-27, 1979

Okarito Lagoon
My pioneering bathymetry, hydrology and sedimentology of Okarito Lagoon abstract, full paper

JM Macpherson and DW Lewis What are you sampling? Journal of Sedimentary Research, , v. 48, p. 1341-1344
From my Flickr collection
I'm a recreational studio furniture maker, once made a living making furniture

Here on Pinterest

PLANES - Shepherd, Chopper, Art Deco!
Handplane interview
boxes and bowls ... and chests
hot in the shop
The 2013 walking pole The 2014 version
Men's Shed to the rescue
Biz Ex & OD topics
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