Deputy Chief Executive - NZIER
John Ballingall
Deputy Chief Executive - NZIER
John has been NZIER’s Deputy Chief Executive since 2008. He started his career at NZIER in 2001 and worked for MFAT from 2005 to 2008. John has recently returned from a three-week International Visitor Leadership Programme in the US. His key areas of work include advising clients on regulatory and policy issues related to trade, regional economic integration, electricity, agriculture, water allocation, infrastructure, tourism and transport. He ensures his reports provide practical and clearly-explained guidance. He prides himself on cutting through jargon and economic theory to focus on what matters most to his clients. John won the Write Ltd 2016 ‘Plain English’ Award for a report on Investor State Dispute Settlement. He frequently provides commentary for print, radio, TV and online media, in particular on issues such as Brexit, TPP and the US economy.