Hillmare Schulze


Hillmarè joined BERL in 2012 having spent five years working in the public sector with the Department of Labour and Te Puni Kōkiri. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa Business School.

Fiona Stokes


Fiona joined BERL in 2007 after working for Careers New Zealand, where she researched the labour market, and occupation and industry information for the Careers website and various publications. She has a social science, science, and technical writing background. This means Fiona has practical research skills such as interviewing and surveying, along with data management and analytical skills.

Hugh Dixon


Hugh joined BERL in 2010 after having spent seven years working for Statistics New Zealand as an analyst. In his time at Statistics New Zealand Hugh worked on both economic and social statistic projects. Hugh’s interest is in the external trade sector, and he completed post-graduate study on the economic impacts of freer trade between New Zealand and South East Asia.

Mark Cox


Mark has nearly 35 years of experience as an economist in academia, the non-government sector, consulting and the public service. He has worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. His experience has mainly focused on: evaluation of public policy interventions; strategy development and implementation; and, labour market issues.

Tracey Hill


Tracey joined BERL from a background in Finance, first starting out in the Treasury Settlements division of National Bank where she was involved with International Payments, FX trading, Private Banking and NZ Payments. She then left the banking environment behind to work for BNZ Finance, Strategic Finance and South Canterbury Finance taking on the roles in Loan Administration, Funding and Asset Recovery.

Masrur Alam Khan


Masrur joined BERL in 2013 following a short stint at the Commonwealth Department of Education in Canberra right after graduating from Macquarie University. The Sydneysider has studied economics, econometrics and finance up to a postgraduate level and has a strong interest in both the theoretical and applied aspects of each discipline.

Shaun Twaddle


Shaun joined BERL in 2013 and has considerable experience providing advice and analysis to a wide range of stakeholders including industry, not-for-profit and Government representatives. Shaun's expertise includes interpreting the intent of technical information produced by government and industry groups and communicating it to a general audience.

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