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Leadership Network members

Brad Olsen

Brad joined the Leadership Network in 2018. In 2019 he travelled to Asia for the first time when he attended the network's China Hui.  

Brad is a senior economist at Infometrics, a leading New Zealand economic consultancy. He regularly speaks to media, local government leaders, and business groups about current events and their effect on the economy. In 2019, the Foundation named him one of the 25 under 25 to watch.

Brad is an active member of the network having attended the Te Ao Maori Hui, spoken at one of our Asia After Five events, and in 2019  he travelled to China for a week-long visit alongside seven of his fellow members.


Brad says, “I am extremely grateful to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for the opportunity to attend the China Hui to extend my understanding of, and connection with, Asia.

“Immediately apparent throughout the entire China Hui was that there exists more scope for deeper relationships between New Zealand and China.”