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, evaluation, and strategic planning and business advisory services.

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

Nick is an experienced consultant who works with central and local government, private companies, and not-for-profits to provide them with credible evidence and economic analyses to support strategic decision making.

Senior Consultant
BMS (Economics), LLB

Diana is experienced in economic research and analysis. A core focus has been on labour markets that deliver security, well-being and equitable outcomes.

Senior Consultant
BA (English Literature), GradDip (Finance), MBS (Economics) (1st Class Hons)

Urvashi is skilled at using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and applying an intersectional lens to evidence to inform policies promoting equitable outcomes for all New Zealanders.

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

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

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

Connor has worked at length in the Māori economy and has developed experience in understanding and exploring barriers within aspects of the financial sector.

BCom (Economics and Commercial Law)

Satrio is proficient in using a variety of programming languages to carry out statistical analysis, data visualisation, and machine learning.

Insights Analyst
BSc (Data Science)

Simon is skilled in quantitative research methodologies, macroeconomic analysis, and science-economic trends communication.

BSc (Cell and Molecular Biology), MPPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics)

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)

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)

Konrad is an expert in building the tools and evidence to help decision-makers act.

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

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