Ganesh Nana
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Ganesh Nana

New Zealand Productivity Commission / Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa


  • Previously spent 22 years at consultancy Business and Economics Research Limited (BERL).
  • Highlight was strengthening relationships with Māori entities and building an understanding of te ōhanga Māori (Māori economics).
  • Appointed to the government-established Welfare Expert Advisory Group, which reported back in 2019 with Whakamana Tangata – Restoring Dignity to Social Security in NZ.
  • Earlier, a part-time lecturer at Victoria University and primary caregiver for his young children.
  • Researcher at the UK House of Commons, gaining experience with IMF and OECD economic models.


Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL)
Research Director
Jan 1998 - Dec 2021
Estate Pukepuke Tangiora
Member Board Of Trustees
May 2014 - Feb 2017
Welfare Expert Advisory Group
May 2018 - Feb 2019
Destination Rotorua
Aug 2019 - Dec 2021
New Zealand Productivity Commission / Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa
Feb 2021 - Present

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