People and relationships are central to Evaluation Works. We invest time with you to ensure you get what you need to inform your business.Rae Torrie
Rae Torrie is the lead evaluator at Evaluation Works. Her evaluation practice is shaped by a focus on use, and making a positive difference for people and communities.
Rae is an experienced evaluator and project manager. She brings exacting enquiry and responsive ways of working to government and community sector organisations. Rae draws on a broad toolkit of methodologies and resources to ensure evaluative endeavours are tailored to specific contexts and client needs.
Rae has a unique ability as a ‘translator’ of ideas between different stakeholders, and as a ‘sense-maker’ in a process of making meaning. She has a passion for understanding ‘what works and for whom’.
Rae’s proven expertise in programme evaluation builds on a firm foundation of skills acquired in social work, policy development, organisational change, equity analysis, and project management in central government, and as an independent consultant since 1998.
Rae has an M.A. (Applied) in Social Work from Victoria University and a Post-graduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Social Sector Evaluation Research from Massey University.
Rae is on the ANZEA board and is Treasurer and an active member of the Wellington ANZEA branch. She regularly presents her own thinking and work in professional evaluation forums.
Rae is an accomplished project manager with a clear focus coupled with exceptional relationship management skills. Rae guided a multi-disciplinary team of academic and non-academic staff, through a complex and comprehensive project involving extensive analysis around pay and employment equity matters and achieved an outcome that will inform our further work in this area of culture development.
Alan Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Massey University
Robyn Bailey was a founding director of Evaluation Works. She left in early 2017 and continues to support us from the sidelines.
Robyn is an evaluation professional. Her evaluation career has spanned over 25 years, designing, leading and undertaking evaluation and small-scale monitoring projects. Robyn has extensive experience working both within the government sector and as an independent evaluator.
Robyn has a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Waikato, a Diploma in Social Science Research from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Post-graduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Social Sector Evaluation Research from Massey University.