Rod Oram has more than 30 years’ experience as an international business journalist. He has worked for various publications in Europe and North America, including the Financial Times of London.
Rod and his family emigrated from the UK to New Zealand in 1997.
He is currently a columnist for the Sunday Star-Times; a regular broadcaster on radio and television; and a frequent public speaker on business, economics, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, in both NZ and global contexts.
For more than a decade, Rod has been helping fast-growing New Zealand companies through his involvement with The ICEHOUSE, the entrepreneurship centre at the University of Auckland’s Business School. Penguin published in 2007 his book on the New Zealand economy, Reinventing Paradise.
He was named the Landcorp Agricultural Communicator of the Year for 2009.
In 2010, Rod was the winner in the individual category in the Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards and was Columnist of the Year in the consumer category in the national magazine awards for his columns in Good, a consumer sustainability magazine
Anthony Scott is Chief Executive of Science New Zealand (Inc.) which represents the eight Crown Research Institutes. He has worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom as a director or consultant to public and private sector organisations, with a particular focus on strategic, science and innovation issues.
Mr Scott studied History and Politics at the University of Waikato, and continues an interest in the role of science in international relations.