August 20, 2021

NZIER is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Chief Executive for the Institute, Jason Shoebridge. Jason, who officially starts on Monday 6 September, will replace long-serving CE Laurence Kubiak, who is leaving to pursue his own governance and investment interests. We wish Laurie the best of luck in his new endeavours.

Jason is a highly experienced Chief Executive Officer and leader. Most recently, he was CEO of Kantar Insight New Zealand, one of the country's largest insights and analytics businesses. Kantar, which includes Colmar Brunton, has clients in all sectors of the New Zealand economy and counts some of our largest and most important corporate and public sector organisations in its portfolio.

Jason has an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Finance from the University of Auckland. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors.

For further information, please contact:

Keith Watson, Chair of NZIER