About Us

Our Story


From the very beginning, our mission has been to simplify people's lives through intelligent registers. With over 21 million entities registered on our solutions, we're known globally as the registry people. 

Starting with our work for the New Zealand Companies Office over 20 years ago, Foster Moore has accumulated unparalleled experience and expertise in registry design, development and operations. The creativity we brought to business problems and the innovation we sparked in New Zealand has been the foundation on which we have achieved global success. Few other firms are as synonymous with government registries or known for transforming them as efficiently and effectively.

Since developing the world's first fully-electronic online register, Foster Moore has delivered registries in 21 jurisdictions globally. We have designed and built over 30 different types of registers for governments and executive agencies including Business Entities, Secured Transactions, Occupational, Trade Mark, and highly complex Radio Spectrum Management Registers.

Our registry experience is unsurpassed internationally. We have a deep understanding of the unique complexities of electronic business registries and our people are known as thought-leaders in this field.

We've also worked in partnership with the Asian Development Bank on projects to deliver best-in-class, first-world systems to support developing countries like Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, and the Solomon Islands.

Foster Moore is owned by Teranet Inc. Teranet® is an international leader and pioneer in electronic land registration systems and commerce.

Our Platform

With the benefit of such deep experience in registry design and development, we've developed our own dedicated registry aware platform: Verne.

Designed to meet the specific needs of different jurisdictions.  This means we're able to run projects in markets as diverse as New Zealand, the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America.

Our People

We are - The registry people®.

At Foster Moore, we know that the best systems in the world are only as good as the people who create them. That's why our people are world-leaders in registry design, development and operation.

Many of our staff have also worked within registries and are considered thought-leaders in their field.

Our Values

A consistent influence across every part of our company, we keep our values in mind and wear them on our sleeve.

To us, there’s more to our values than just posters on the wall. We embody our values.

They established the foundations that Foster Moore was built on and our clients take full advantage of the benefits that come from our actions.