School of Economics and Finance survey

We are in the process of developing a survey as part of an ongoing project to engage with organisations across New Zealand to combine the latest theory with best practice to benefit businesses, regulators, and policymakers.

About the survey

We are developing a research pipeline that involves engagement from organisations around New Zealand. The goals of our survey are to:

  • create new global knowledge that benefits businesses, regulators, policymakers, and those involved in governance in a practical manner.
  • establish a robust link between academia and New Zealand's public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Our inspiration stems from the integration of industry and academia in the world's top universities.

Our near-term research agenda is focused on various topics related to specific stakeholder matters that are difficult to quantify but have proven to add significant value. This work will benefit:

  • Organisations Providing the ability to benchmark where they stand on issues in relation to others and providing a measurement guide for those aspiring to be top performers.
  • Boards Enabling those in governance roles to ask targeted questions about where organisational priorities stand in relation to others.
  • Economists Providing a greater understanding of what is important to New Zealand organisations and their priorities for the future.
  • Regulators and policymakers Giving insights that can guide regulators and policymakers regarding areas to focus on.

Who we are

Susanna Lee

Director, Harbour Asset Management, Ph.D. Student, Massey University

Professor Ben Marshall

MSA Charitable Trust Chair in Finance, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University

Professor Nuttawat Visaltanachoti

Dean's Chair in Finance, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University

Professor Nhut (Nick) Nguyen

Professor of Finance, Auckland University of Technology


Confidentiality is essential for maintaining research integrity as it promotes trust between researchers and participants.

We guarantee the confidentiality of all survey responses. All information and data received from the School of Economics and Finance Survey is protected. All survey responses will be published in an aggregated manner, no individual responses will be reported.


  • Andrew Bascand (Managing Director, Harbour Asset Management)
  • Andrew McKenzie (CE, Kāinga Ora)
  • Andrew Newbery (Manager Engagement and Business Improvement, Charities Commission)
  • Auriga Martin (Founder Ventana Ventures; former CEO, Tempo)
  • Brooke Roberts (3EO and Founder, Sharesies)
  • Catherine Beard (Director of Advocacy, BusinessNZ)
  • Chris Lee (founder Chris Lee and Partners; former Chair, Parkwood Retirement Village)
  • Christian Hawkesby (Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
  • Dawie Olivier (CTO, Jarden; Advisory Board Member Fidelity Life and Clearpoint)
  • Fiona Foster (Investment and Operations Manager, Movac)
  • Fraser Gardiner (Consultant; former CFO, Earthquake Commission and Contact Energy)
  • Geoff King (Chief Economist / Head of Economic Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade)
  • James Lee (former CEO, Jarden)
  • Jason Shoebridge (CE, NZIER)
  • Jay Crangle (Head of ESG, Sustainable Business Council)
  • Jessica Manins (Co-CEO and Co-founder, Beyond Studio)
  • Jo Kelly (CE, Centre of Sustainable Finance)
  • John McDermott (Executive Director, Motu)
  • Kalyn Ponti (CEO, Humankind)
  • Kerry Watt (Director for Financial Stability Assessment and Strategy, Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
  • Kirk Hope (CEO, BusinessNZ)
  • Lauren O’Connor (Head of Culture & Engagement, Sustainable Business Network)
  • Marc Barlow (CEO and Founder, InPhySec)
  • Mark Peterson (CEO, New Zealand Stock Exchange)
  • Mark Troughear (CEO, Freightways)
  • Martin Welsh (Director of Partnerships, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
  • Nicola Nation (CEO, Ākina)
  • Oliver Hartwich (Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative)
  • Paul Conway (Director of Economics and Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of New Zealand)
  • Peter Chrisp (CE, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise)
  • Rhiannon McKinnon (Founder and Principal, Cassiobury; former CEO, Kiwi Wealth)
  • Rob Everett (CE, NZ Growth Capital Partners)
  • Susannah Batley (GM Equity Capital Markets and Company Partnerships, Sharesies; Director and Chair of Finance, Risk & Audit Committee, Delivereasy)
  • Zoe Wallis (Investment Strategist, Forsyth Barr).

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