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Andrew.Sweet@firecone.co.nz

Andrew is an economist and policy advisor with more than 30 years’ experience across a range of public and private sector roles. He currently holds a part-time position as a Commissioner at the NZ Productivity Commission – an independent Crown Entity which undertakes in-depth analysis on policy issues selected by the Minister of Finance, as well as research on a range of productivity related matters. He also works as an independent policy advisor.

From 2010 to 2014, he worked in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet providing advice directly to the Prime Minister on issues relating to science and innovation, freshwater management, climate change, and resource management regulation.

Subsequently Andrew co-ran the Secretariat of the Small Advanced Economies Initiative (SAEI) with Sir Peter Gluckman. The SAEI brings together senior officials from a number of successful countries with populations of under 10 million to share policy relevant evidence, insights and experiences on some of the complex issues and challenges facing small countries.

In his private sector consulting roles, Andrew has worked for a wide range of clients in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Some of his recent roles have included work on the prevention of family violence, infrastructure policy, climate change, freshwater management, and a wide range of aspects of science and innovation policy.