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About Membership

The New Zealand Initiative is supported by its corporate and individual members. Our members represent the breadth and depth of business in New Zealand and come from a broad range of industries. They are united in their commitment to investing in policy development and public debates about the future of our country.

Through our research and advocacy, The New Zealand Initiative promotes a competitive, open and dynamic economy and a free, prosperous, fair, and cohesive society. Our mission is to help create a free and prosperous New Zealand for all its people.


2021 Board Meetings

 2021 Member Events

25 February



22 April - Members' lunch with Hon Tony Abbott and Rt Hon Sir John Key

13 May

27 August - Webinar: A new model for disability support with guest speaker Rt Hon Sir Bill English 

8 July

30 August - Members' webinar with Prof. Des Gorman & Dr Murray Horn: Lowering the drawbridge


9 September - Members' webinar: Keeping the shelves stocked: Covid-19 and retail supply chains

16 September

23 September - Members' webinar. Testing, vaccinations and logistics. How Auckland Airport and Mainfreight are navigating the pandemic

  28 September - Webinar: Why New Zealand needs better Covid testing systems, with Dr Anne Wyllie

18 November

4 November - Webinar: Walking the path to the next global financial crisis with Rt Hon Sir John Key

2022 Board Meetings

2022 Members' Events 


7 - 9 April - Members' Retreat, Queenstown


FraserWhineray circleDiversity of thought is very important for establishing the right direction and policy, particularly where it impacts New Zealand and all of its people. The New Zealand Initiative contributes greatly to the domestic conversation by providing broadly researched and well-articulated perspectives.
Fraser Whineray, Former Chief Executive, Mercury


GrahamRich circle1Without doubt, my practice’s engagement as a member of The New Zealand Initiative has indispensable multi-dimensional value to me. Being an Australian resident for the moment, yet a proud Kiwi for life, it enables me to remain far more connected and involved with issues critical to the future of New Zealand than would otherwise be the case. It’s a privilege to support the work of The New Zealand Initiative - I’d go as far as saying that it’s an ‘obligation’ for those who are committed to a better future for New Zealand.
Graham Rich, Managing Partner & Dean, Portfolio Construction Forum


MalcolmAlexander circleIt is a pleasure to work with the team of The New Zealand Initiative. Their focus on fact-based policy innovation and their openness to work with LGNZ and its members to advance the good of the nation is something I value deeply.
Malcolm Alexander, Former Chief Executive, Local Government New Zealand

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