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Economic commentator and online marketing expert.


Bernard is well known to most New Zealanders as a leading financial journalist and editor with over 23 years' experience including roles with Reuters, the Financial Times Group and Fairfax Media in Wellington, Canberra, Sydney, London and Singapore.

Current work

Bernard is a regular commentator on financial, economic and investment issues, regularly appearing on radio, television, and in the Herald on Sunday.

Bernard is particularly well-informed with matters to do with house prices, interest rates, finance companies, banks, international economic issues, and on-line media and is currently the Publisher of Hive News, a subscription news email on economics and politics written from the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Wellington.

Bernard was heavily involved in the formation of Reuters UK, msn and stuff. He can illustrate in a very easy to grasp presentation the business benefits of the latest technology and merging trends such as blogging and Twitter.

He explains his sometimes controversial views in an engaging and refreshing way to a wide audience, and the beauty is that Bernard works independently with a completely unbiased view.

Bernard will design a keynote presentation specifically to cover the areas of importance and relevance to your organisation/industry.

You should consider Bernard as a keynote speaker for your event if you would like any of the below issues discussed:

¢ The current economy what's happening and what it means for you

¢ The credit crunch

¢ Interest rates

¢ Housing

¢ Financial issues/markets

¢ Technology and Online media blogging, Twitter, Facebook

Bernard was excellent - I have thanked him myself and always feel very confident of an events success with him as chairman of our symposia - his insights, knowledge and personality make him a perfect choice for any business forum as either keynote or chair - an absolute pleasure to work with. The Strategy Group

Bernard's presentation was very comprehensive, professionally delivered and excellent in every aspect. We received a great deal of positive feedback following his presentation and everyone found the session to be extremely interesting, worthwhile and beneficial.

BrokerWeb Management Ltd
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