ABOUT

Our DNA

EDNZ is a national not for profit that empowers and enables individuals and organisations either practicing, or associated with, economic development across New Zealand.


We support our members through building capability, collaboration and thought leadership that is trusted and valued.

Membership of EDNZ is the hallmark of Professional Expertise and Integrity within the economic development profession and is open to any individual or organisation working in, or associated with Economic Development.

EDNZ supports its members through a number of services including:

  • Qualifications in ED

  • An economic development jobs board

  • The latest domestic and international ED news

  • Policy and research

  • A Best Practice resource

  • Tools and Tips

  • An annual conference

  • Networking opportunities at a regional and national level

  • The Mahi Tahi Journal

  • Weekly e.newsletter on hot topics in ED

  • Annual Awards that celebrate excellence

  • A code of ethics which sets members apart

OUR TEAM

PAM FORD

Chair and GM Economic Development of ATEED

MARK RAWSON

Deputy Chair and CEO of Nelson Regional Development Agency

NIGEL DAVENPORT 

Board member and CEO of Venture Timaru

LINDA STEWART

Board member and CEO of Central Economic Development Agency 

JUSTINE GILLILAND

Board member and CEO of Venture Taranaki 

JOHN HUTCHINGS

Board member and Partner of HenleyHutchings

PATRICK MCVEIGH

Board member and Lead Consultant, MartinJenkins

DR DAVID WILSON

Board member and Exec Dir of Cities and Regions NZ

PAUL SWALLOW

Board member and Director Investment, MBIE

SUSAN HOUSTON

CEO

OUR MEMBERS

INDIVIDUALS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

ASSOCIATES

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