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> Brian A Bell, M.Ag.Sci (Hons),Ph.D, Shareholder Director,

is a natural resource economist and financial analyst. He has more than 35 years experience in economic analysis, research, promotion and policy development. His current interests are centered on the interface between economics and the environment, extending cost benefit analysis to quantify environmental and social values using stated preference tools such as choice modelling. Key areas of analysis include estimating dollar values for indigenous biodiversity and assessing the trade-offs between income and environmental outcomes for intensive pastoral systems.

He has parallel interests in development economics and governance, particularly related to small fragile states in the Pacific. Brian has been associated with the Tuvalu Trust Fund since it was set up in 1987, firstly as an advisor and more recently as a director of the fund and chairman of its Investment Committee.

Brian A Bell

> Mike Yap, B.Sc. (Management Engineering), MBA, Shareholder,

specialises in industry and economic research, strategic and financial analysis, business planning, and project management. His experience involves analyst, consultancy and management roles in agri-business, forestry, nutraceuticals, commercial/investment banking, high technology security and safety systems, health, property, and special economic zones. In addition, Michael also provides the Asian perspective and develops business and investment opportunities between Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

Mike Yap

> Nick Giera, B.Com Ag., M. Com Ag. (Hons), Shareholder Director,

Nick specialises in financial and economic analysis, industry research and international rural development. Nick’s ten years of consultancy experience includes a number of international rural development assignments undertaking business development, value chain analysis and agricultural policy advice in Australia, the Pacific, Central Asia, East Asia and Russia.

In his time at Nimmo-Bell Nick a number of years analysing the costs and benefits of agricultural research projects and his work became increasingly involved in the interface between agriculture and the management of natural resources. This more recent research focus has been on issues around improving the environmental sustainability of the primary sector. Nick is based in Mid-Canterbury and currently has limited role as a consultant for Nimmo-Bell as he is pursuing farming interests in the dairy industry.

Nick Giera


Nimmo-Bell lead manages teams to meet client needs utilising the skills and experience of a broad range of associates who include the following:

Andrew Thomas

B.Com. (Ag), MBA
Investment, risk and financial analysis, feasibility studies

Assoc. Professor Basil Sharp

PhD., MS, B.Com.
Non-market valuation, stated preference techniques

Assoc. Professor Geoff Kerr

PhD., MA (First Class Hons), BA.
Non-market valuation, stated preference techniques

Bruce Koller

B.Agr. Sc in Management and Economics.
General management, business development, strategic

Dianne Buchan

M. Public Policy, BA (Sociology), Certified RMA Commissioner, NZIM Supervision Certificate. Social impact assessment, participatory planning and evaluation, women in development.

Fred Phillips

B.Agr.Sc., Dip.Ag. Eng.(Hons).
Agricultural engineering, dairy systems, water management.

Jock Struthers

MBA, Dip. Rural Valuation and Farm Management.
Rural Finance, Development Banking, Rural/ Community
Development, Agri-Business & Project Management

Paul Ralph

B.Com. in marketing and economics.
Industry and market research.

Professor Anton Meister

Ph.D., M.Agr.Sc in Agricultural Economics
Natural resource economics.

Professor Tony Angelo

BA, LLB, LLM, CERT in Comparative Law, Dipl Droit Compare.
Constitutional law, trust fund legislation

Richard Bradley

B.Agr.Sc (Hons) in marketing and agricultural policy. Design and operation of verification programs.

Associated Entities

Nimmo-Bell has worked with or been sub-contracted as a specialist provider in multidisciplinary teams to a number of entities including the following:

Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd

Cawthron Institute

Infometrics Limited

Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd

Market Economics

National Institute for Water and Atmosphere

Tourism Resource Consultants

Waikato Management School


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