Employment

  • BP Oil, junior trainee

  • NZ Institute of Economic Research, graduate economist

  • Commonwealth Secretariat, London; Senior Commodity Economist, Editor World Grain Trade Yearbook

  • NZIER, Economist, Senior Economist, Commercial Manager, Director; numerous studies in NZ and Australia, including commercial consulting and other work and publications on national accounts & forecasting, resource economics, major projects, trade, public and private investment, energy, industrial and regional development, transport, aluminum and Australia-Japan economic relations.

  • Comalco Limited, Australia; Group Economist then General Manager; managing electricity supply agreements, negotiations and operations, major investment projects, government policy issues and developing high performance in companies.

  • Managing Director, CRA/ Rio Tinto 1988 - 2003; energy, environment, external affairs, New Zealand. Member, Comalco Executive Committee. Negotiating / developing / operating multi company/country joint venture projects and consortia, in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, S E Asia, Canada, USA, Venezuela, etc. Participated in numerous public policy processes and activities, particularly on trade, economic policy and relations and energy. Developing high performance in organizations.