Nathan’s bold predictions and his ability to call it as he sees it sets him apart from other NZ rural economists. In particular, his controversial, but ultimately successful $6.00/kg MS 2016/17 milk price forecast is case in point.
He also excels at boiling down complex issues into user-friendly formats for diverse groups, such as farmers and financial markets participants. Moreover, he brings unique perspectives and thought leadership to the NZ rural and broader export sectors.

Nathan joined ASB as its Rural Economist in 2013, having cut his teeth at the NZ Treasury. He hails from the Kapiti Coast and made the short trip up the road to study at Massey University where he graduated with a Master of Applied Economics.

Specifically, Nathan’s expertise lies in dairy and other commodity markets, trade economics and economic forecasting. He’s a leading GlobalDairyTrade auction and NZX dairy derivatives commentator. He also authors ASB’s monthly rural publication, Farmshed Economics. 

Lastly, he is a proud Hurricanes and Wellington Phoenix fan.