Dr Fahimeh Zaeri-McGregor

Founder & Owner of Delta Informed Decisions

(BSc,  MSc (UTM), Phd (AUT))

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Adoption of Technology and Data Visualisation in Operation Management 
  • Masters of Science  – Design Process Management
  • Bachelor of Science  – Civil Engineering 
  • Special Merit Award Winner (2017) | National Association of Women in Construction
  • Research Award Finalist (2017) | Project Management Institute of New Zealand
  • Vice Chancellor Award (2014) | AUT University (3yrs scholarship)
  • Summer Research award | AUT University
  • First-ranked Student | Bachelor’s degree
Dr. Fahimeh Zaeri – McGregor graduated as an engineer in 2003 and as a Certified Structure Designer (Level 3), Fahimeh pioneered the National Building & Housing program to support low-income families and pensioners in Iran’s Hormozgan region. This enabled families to invest effectively in their first homes and with this success Fahimeh’s project control methodology was adopted and implemented across 33 provinces, demonstrating the power of data and insights to bridge communication gaps and build strong relationships. This experience solidified Fahimeh’s dedication to unlocking the potential of data for social good. 

Fahimeh’s passion for data and digital solutions found further expression in her doctoral research. Conducted on a $1.4 billion project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in New Zealand (2013-2014), the Waterview Connection Project. Her research explored the applicability of Decision Making Support Tools (DMS simulations). As a result, Fahimeh saved Fletcher Building more than $2.7 million in overtime charges. She was named Research Award Finalist with the Project Management Institute of NZ and received a Special Merit Winner Award in 2017 for her work from the National Association of Women in Construction.

Since 2018, founding DELTA Informed Decisions, Dr. Fahimeh has continued her work as an award leading expert in data-driven decision making and business intelligence. Dr. Fahimeh’s work at DELTA has varied from Project Management to Business Intelligence Lead with organisations such as the NZ Transport Agency, Otago Polytechnic, Coons Construction, Dwell Housing Trust, Downtown Community Ministry and Pharmacy Council.

She has contributed towards empowering businesses and organisations with the tools and insights they need to navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape and achieve exceptional outcomes. She has not only utilised technology but also demonstrated how cultural alignments and technological advancements work hand in hand to empower teams and transform challenges into opportunities and drive continuous improvements.


Our Impact


Increased in Operational Efficiency


Increase Team Engagement & Communication


Increased Productivity

How we can help?

Why DELTA? Because they are Award winning Research Led Solutions

Our Solutions

Our technical data expertise supported by research business improvement tools has been the outline of our solutions to streamline processes, empower decision-making and drive insights with data. In addition, we have introduced a culture of improvement and lean thinking that has enabled teams to harness continuous improvement and reap the rewards of business intelligence (BI).

To ensure we provide effective solutions we investigate root causes before designing a pilot solution that will also provide competency across organisations. 

Dr Fahimeh McGregor Operational Excellence Training

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  • Data digitisation transformation
  • Process Improvement using Business Intelligence
  • Promote technology utilisations
  • Adoption of Business Intelligence to drive Excellence
  • Harness Insights for Strategic Growth 
  • Our solutions

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Client Testimonial

I have worked with Fahimeh in my role at DCM (Downtown Community Ministry), where she has taken us on a business transformation journey.

Fahimeh is an expert in her field and able to help organisations navigate complex processes and systems while also explaining core concepts in plain English. It doesn’t matter how data-heavy the concepts may be; Fahimeh knows how to break them down into practicable, achievable steps. She is also very passionate about what she does, which is infectious!

She has left us with tools that will continue to help guide us far into the future. Thanks, Fahimeh!

Matthew Mawkes

Creative and enthusiastic communications professional | New Zealand

Client Testimonial

As an organisation we often focus on delivering immediate support to those in need, however as a result of this, we sometimes loose focus on the need to review our current systems and identify opportunities for improvement. Through her extensive knowledge and guidance, Dr Fahimeh McGregor has supported our organisation to review our current systems landscape, identify opportunities for improvement and implement achievable plans of action that are strategic, collaborative and engaging for the entire organisation. I would recommend Dr Fahimeh McGregor to any organisation who wants to improve their systems, data utilisation and overall business intelligence in a manner that is engaging and purposeful to the outcomes of the organisation.

Stephen Turnock

Director at DCM (Downtown Community Ministry) | New Zealand

Client Testimonial

Implementation of technology and systems are critical components to establishing a new business. As a small construction company these implementations can become expensive and redundant. After using multiple cloud base systems and constant adjustment to our systems, we decided to work with a consultant. Dr. Fahimeh with Delta Informed Decisions provided the knowledge and direction to create a custom approach that allows for efficient long-term growth, data tracking, and good communication among team members. This was done with cost effective tools and good resources for continued learning.

Nathan Coons

Owner of Coons Construction LLC | US


Client Testimonial

I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Fahimeh over the last two years or so on a number of inter-dependent business intelligence development projects where we needed far greater degrees of automation, reporting and repeatable processes.

Fahimeh was able to hone in on where our data collection and management strategies required improvement and has a great talent for being able to cut straight to the nub of core issues, visualise and then explain the necessary roadmaps to achieve their resolution.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the work we have done together so far and have confidence in her ability to continue to add value to our organisation when we are ready step to the next phase in our data journey.

Vivienne Lowe

Manager Finance & Performance at Pharmacy Council of New Zealand


Client Testimonial

We described to Fahimeh the challenges we were having with our manual, time-consuming, performance reporting and monitoring. Fahimeh helped us in different ways – streamlining the process, designing and implementation of Review tools and Reporting Dashboards, and training our team to drive solutions. She significantly improved our engagement with wider teams at the national level and improve the visibility of our financial reporting.

Margarita Gonzalez-Borrero

Team Lead (Former Principal Advisor) | New Zealand Transport Agency


Client Testimonial

Fahimeh has helped our project team to manage our project controls effectively and meet standards and requirements. She taught us how to use our technology tools (SAP, Microsoft Suite) more efficiently and we achieved significantly better quality outcomes. Fahimeh designed and implemented unique templates suited to our needs, and then provided hands-on instruction to help us collect valuable data and deliver quality reports. This way, lots of time was saved and factual reports became accessible any time we needed them.

Michael Siazon

Senior Transport Planner | New Zealand Transport Agency


Client Testimonial

Two years ago, I got to know Fahimeh when she started leading our data visualisation and streamlining processes for performance reporting. She brought a new way of utilising data by sharing analytical knowledge which opened a whole new world for me. I am pleased that I am now doing her Data Competency course taking me to the next level. Even at the middle of the learning journey, I can easily see how it’s changing my way of thinking and looking at data.

Claudette Herselman

Senior Portfolio Analyst | New Zealand Transport Agency


Client Testimonial

I met Fahimeh in 2019 when she was appointed to lead our business intelligence for the performance team. It has been fascinating to recognise how much time and effort could be saved allowing us to become more productive and proactive by having access to a more streamlined processes and automated reporting tools. Fahimeh has not only designed and developed visualisation products for us, but she also empowered the team to drive self-sufficiently through greater insights and understanding of the processes. I am very pleased that now she is offering her Data Competency training to organisations and I have had the privilege to attend her training course and learn how to manage and utilise data and analytics to benefit not only my role but also the business unit and our stakeholders.

Arlene Williams

Senior Programme Analyst | New Zealand Transport Agency


Client Testimonial

Fahimeh assisted my teams and I with the delivery of the largest infrastructure project (at the time) in Auckland, Waterview Connection (Well-connected Alliance). She demonstrated the value of a research driven approach in real-world projects in a multi-dimensional way: through the use of technology solutions, reporting, monitoring and enhancement of the Lean construction practices. Working with Fahimeh was an initiative that has helped to continuously improve our collaboration and productivity by sharing insightful analysis with partners and stakeholders alike. I look forward to working with Fahimeh again in the future.

Callum McCorquodale

Construction Manager (Former Superintendent Fletcher) | New Zealand

Client Testimonial

It was a great opportunity to get to know Fahimeh in 2018 when she joined our project as an advisor – while mentoring me to manage my responsibilities using smarter and efficient approaches. Project control and financial management were new contexts to me. With the work Fahimeh has done in regards to creating a data strategy, development of an automated reporting tool as well as technology training (SAP, Microsoft Excel and Planview), I managed to collectively add value to the project by having a greater understanding of business context, data and systems.

Harriet Dunnett

Project Coordinator, Department of Conservation | New Zealand

Client Testimonial

I really like the way you highlight that dealing with data is no longer optional if we’re wanting a business to succeed. We must find ways of harnessing the power of the information available, but have people making those decisions based on that data. It’s so much easier for our human brains if we can have images that make sense of the data!


Cathy Sheppard

International speaker, trainer, coach, mentor | New Zealand

Client Testimonial

Fahimeh, I believe that you’re right that there is art in bringing data to life. Wellington City Council are doing some interesting things with visualisation to show the progress of the city over the last century and the overlay of pipes and utilities etc. Seeing the city in a new way is helping them understand and make decisions.


Brett Walker

Passionate Change Manager and Coach | New Zealand