Meet the team

At BERL, our skilled team of consultants have a diverse range of experience in economic analysis and econometric modelling, research and monitoring, stakeholder and community engagement, strategic and business planning, organisational and business processes, and public policy. Using our collective experience, we work with our clients to understand complex problems, and to identify and implement solutions using evidence-based and data-informed frameworks, insights, and processes.

Hillmarè is skilled in strategic and business planning, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and effective communication with governing bodies and stakeholders.

Director / Chief Economist
BCom (Economics), MBA

Amanda is skilled in integrated research methodologies, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning and business advisory services.

Principal Consultant
PGDipHealSci (Human Nutrition), MPhil (1st Class Hons)

Nick is an experienced consultant, who has delivered a wide range of economic and policy projects across the public and private sector.

Senior Consultant
BMS (Economics), LLB

Hugh is skilled in research design, economic modelling, economic analysis, and data management.

Data Manager
BBS (Economics), GradDipBusStuds (Finance), PGDipBusAdmin (Economics)

Konrad is highly skilled in numerical modelling, and translating the results of this into useful and valuable insights.

BCom (Economics and Accounting), BCom (Economics) (Hons), Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect (CBSA)

Hugh believes in realising the potential of people and policies. He is passionate about using economics to create lasting social good for the vulnerable in New Zealand.

MCom (Economics) (Merit), BCom (Public Policy and Economics)

Connor has strong data and trend analysis skills, and has completed work in a range of areas in the Māori economy.

BCom (Economics and Commercial Law)

Urvashi is skilled in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and economic modelling.

BBus (Economics and International Business), MCom (Economics) (1st Class Hons)

Marcelo is skilled in data analysis and policy research and is knowledgeable on a range of social issues.

BA (Economics, and Politics and International Relations)

Kel has been with BERL for over 50 years, and still gets a kick out of delving into what drives the shape of the country, the use of resources like land and water, and how that affects peoples’ economic wellbeing. 

MAgrSci (Hons) (AgEcon)

Mark has more than 40 years’ experience in applied economics research and consulting.

BA (Hons) (Economics and Geography), MSc (Transport Management and Planning)

Jane is a social anthropologist with expertise in the analysis of the economy and the way this intersects with gender, political economy, and the anthropology of Aotearoa New Zealand.

PhD (Economic Anthropology), MA (Anthropology and Development Studies, 1st Class Hons), BA (Anthropology and Spanish)

Nathaniel is an academic economist skilled in CGE modelling and macroeconomic analysis.

PhD, BCA(1st Class Hons), GDCom, BCom

Gretchen is a communications specialist with expertise in strategy, stakeholder engagement and monitoring, evaluation and research in community development.

BA, BCom, DipPublicRelations, MIntDevelopment (Distinction)

At BERL, cultural fit and attitude are just as important as skills and experience. We look for people who are enthusiastic about their work and motivated to succeed, and enjoy working as part of a team.

We’re always on the lookout for talented and inspired people with a broad skillset who enjoy complex, challenging, and varied work. If you are interested in joining the BERL team, please send your CV and more about your interest in our work to