NZIER ushers in new leadership era

Leadership changes to drive NZIER's future service enhancements

NZIER ushers in new leadership era

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has announced a significant reshuffling of its leadership roles, appointing two deputy chief executives and a chief development officer.

The restructuring aims to bolster NZIER's offerings, particularly to its public sector clients, and expand its Public Good programme.

New deputy chief executives appointed

Sarah Hogan (pictured above left), principal economist, has been promoted to deputy chief executive for Wellington, after an extensive career specialising in health and social sector policy. Hogan’s background includes roles in the office of the chief economist at the Ministry of Health and various positions within the Canadian public service.

Christina Leung (pictured above centre), principal economist, steps into the role of deputy chief executive for Auckland, bringing her expertise in economic forecasting and analysis. Before her tenure at NZIER, Leung served at the Reserve Bank and ASB.

Focus on development and expansion

Todd Krieble (pictured above right), the former deputy chief executive of NZIER, transitions into a newly created role as chief development officer. Krieble will spearhead efforts to enhance service offerings and expand the Public Good Programme.

“This will be a pivotal role, responsible for ensuring that we continue to provide outstanding service and advice to our public sector clients and those who interact with the public sector, while growing our offer further,” said Jason Shoebridge, chief executive of NZIER.

Krieble’s focus will also include forging new partnerships and developing insights to navigate economic, environmental, and social challenges.

See LinkedIn post here.

Vision for the future

Shoebridge expressed enthusiasm about the new appointments, highlighting the strategic importance of these roles in navigating upcoming challenges.

“This is a particularly exciting time for our organisation as we evolve to serve our clients even better through significant economic, environmental, and social challenges,” he said.

“This requires strong leadership and expertise, and the changes we’ve made recognise the contributions of some outstanding individuals whose work is having a real impact on the country’s future.”

Prior to this development, NZIER reported New Zealand’s GDP growth forecast at 0.5% for 2024 and 0.8% for 2025.

Read the NZIER media release here.

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