Synergia — The creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
Synergia was formed in 1999 combining three businesses with a common focus on systems sciences applied to complex issues in the health and social sectors.
Working across both sides of the Tasman, Synergia predominantly focuses on the health and social care sector. However, our breadth of expertise also spans disability services, local government and the energy sector.
Our logo is based on the Nautilus shell and plays an important role in our business. In order to begin a new stage in our growth, we have to think “outside the box” - every time we seek a new and wider vision we find ourselves in a larger box, while each box serves its particular function for a time, we need to be mindful that this is not always the ultimate one.
The continuous curves of the spirals in the Nautilus shell suggests it can keep growing forever. New chambers must be built to live and grow – it cannot stay in its present state as it will die – there is no choice but to continually move and grow as there is no limit to the size of chamber. The ratios between each of the chambers is a reflection of the dynamic relationship of our selves to nature - in other words, the inseparable relationship of the part to the whole, therefore creating Synergia.
We are proud of our active research partnerships with the Universities of Sydney, NSW, Auckland, Otago, the Auckland University of Technology and John Hopkins University in the US. We have two external board advisors and four company directors on our Governance Board.
Dame Paula Rebstock has been an advisor to our Synergia board since 2009. She is a member of the New Zealand Accident Compensation Commission board, chair of the New Zealand Work and Income Board, deputy chair of the New Zealand Railways and also chair of the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Commission.