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About the Economics Team

Sharon Zollner - Chief Economist

Sharon joined the Economics team in 2010 and became Chief Economist in late 2017. She started her career as a macroeconomist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1998, and has also worked at the Central Bank of Norway. Sharon created the Truckometer in 2012. 

David Croy - Senior Strategist

David joins the strategy team from trading, having run ANZ's NZGB trading book for 2½ years. Prior to that, David held a number of roles on the buy-side, most recently as a Fixed Income PM at AllianceBernstein. David has also held various other strategy research and interest rate sales roles, in both New Zealand and the UK. David has more than 25 years' experience in financial markets, and holds a Master's degree in Finance and Economics (with distinction) from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Susan Kilsby – Agriculture Economist

Susan became ANZ Bank’s Agriculture Economist in late 2018. She previously headed up NZX’s team of analysts providing leading intelligence on a range of agricultural sectors. She was involved in launching the dairy derivatives market, and developed a milk price calculator and a milk production predictor tool. Susan studied Agricultural Economics at Massey. She was raised on a dairy farm in Taranaki but now lives with her family on a sheep and beef farm in Martinborough.

Liz Kendall - Senior Economist

Liz joined the ANZ economics team in 2018. Prior to that, she held a number of roles at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, covering monetary policy, forecasting, housing market issues, financial stability and banking. She has a strong background in policy frameworks and decision making. Liz was also a key contributor to the development and implementation of a new macroeconomic model at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Liz’s main focus is on the team’s macroeconomic forecasts and outputs. She is also a key author of the Property Focus and has a strong interest in financial markets. Liz holds degrees in economics and mathematics.  

Miles Workman - Senior Economist

Miles joined ANZ in 2018 from the New Zealand Treasury, where he spent the previous four years working on fiscal strategy advice, macroeconomic policy, and the Treasury’s economic and tax forecasts. Miles’s day-to-day activities include monitoring economic developments, contributing to the economic forecasts and writing key publications, such as the Morning Focus, Market Focus and Quarterly Economic Forecasts.

Kyle Uerata - Regional Economist / Statistician

Kyle started with the ANZ in 2015. Kyle was previously employed at Statistics New Zealand. He oversees the team's statistical information, an array of regional information, the Business Outlook survey and other proprietary indicators. Kyle is the 'go to' person for economic statistics.

Natalie Denne - Desktop Publisher / PA

Natalie joined the ANZ economics team in 2011, after 16 years working as a desktop publisher for Westpac. Main duties are preparation, formatting and distributing all the economic reports, maintaining the customer database for the economic releases, and be point of call for Chief Economist’s diary.