- MAgrSci (Hons) (AgEcon)
Kel has been with BERL for over 40 years, and still gets a kick out of solving economic problems for people. His experience has largely been gained by doing, both in New Zealand and overseas in Tanzania, Belize and Malaysia.
He has worked on a variety of projects, from helping to set up the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA) and Newmans Air, to working on the economics to secure funding for the railyard (now Westpac) Stadium in Wellington.
Kel's work is often based around transport and logistics, whether it be new transport corridors, or beneficial long-haul flight routes. He has a particular focus on drawing out the wider economic benefits of transport development – his strengths are definitely sound analysis within the ‘big picture’, applied to transport and development issues across New Zealand.
His experience in Malaysia, Belize and Tanzania, along with his AgriScience Masters degree, also allows Kel to get involved with economic analyses in the primary sector. His most recent study showcased the importance of pasture in the ecopnomy and the benefits at the farm gate of more pasture renewal.
In his spare time, Kel enjoys spending time with his family, partaking in some weekend DIY renovating, and joining 10,000 other Kiwis postponing their cardiac arrests each year at the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.