Brent Wheeler - Previous Chair

Brent Wheeler - Previous Chair Dr Brent Wheeler is an economist with a strong background in new institutional economics as well as experience in both local government and treasury. .

He is currently Chair of Fertco Limited, a niche fertiliser manufacturer, Chair of listed company Energy Mad Limited, a Director of GO Rentals (Auckland) Limited, and a former Director of Watercare Services Limited. He has worked extensively in governance areas specialising in public policy issues.

Brent chaired the New Zealand Rail Restructuring Committee, the Fisheries Legislation Review Group, was a member of the State-Owned Enterprises Steering Committee, and worked as a senior analyst for The Treasury and the State Owned Enterprise Monitoring Unit. Brent has operated his own economics advisory business for the past twenty eight years specialising in capital markets issues, investment banking assignments and general business consulting.

Brent has a PhD from the University of Otago and has worked as a tutor and senior lecturer at the University of Otago and Massey University in Economic Geography, Regional Planning and Statistics. He also spent six years in local authorities working as a Deputy City Planner and subsequently in the New Zealand Treasury in the regulatory reform, State Owned Enterprise and privatisation areas before starting his own business.

Brent's mix of skills offers a unique approach and thinking in the identification, management and mitigation of risk in companies and for boards.
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