Tony Alexander

Tony Alexander, a distinguished economics analyst and commentator, is celebrated for his deep understanding of the New Zealand economy and his ability to articulate complex economic trends in an accessible manner. His background and current work make him an exceptional speaker for your event, especially if your audience comprises business professionals or those interested in economic insights.

Alexander's academic journey began at Canterbury University, where he graduated in 1984 with a Master of Arts in Economics, achieving first-class honours. After a brief stint in Sydney, he returned to New Zealand in 1987, embarking on a significant career in the financial sector. He worked for BNZ, one of New Zealand's leading banks, for 26 years, spending 25 of those years as Chief Economist. In 2019, he made a decisive move to resign and disrupt his career path in a world of disruption.

His expertise in economics is unparalleled in New Zealand. Over the years, Alexander has written extensively about the New Zealand economy, focusing on SMEs, housing, business culture, and the role of Auckland in the national economy. He has been one of the most interviewed economists in the country and was awarded the Residential Economist of the Year award in 2011.

Currently, Alexander dedicates considerable time to research and writing, producing a new weekly commentary called ‘Tony’s View’, which provides independent economic analysis. His insights are also featured in a weekly column in OneRoof, where he shares his perspectives on the property market.

Alexander's presentation style is dynamic and engaging, effectively translating complex economic developments and trends into understandable language for people in the business and home-buying sectors. He is an accomplished public speaker, much in demand, delivering between 50 and 100 presentations annually in New Zealand and abroad.

Booking Tony Alexander for your event ensures your audience will gain valuable insights into economic trends and their practical implications. His 45-minute talk, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session, will offer thought-provoking and actionable economic perspectives. Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Tony Alexander prior to the event and provides an industry-standard agreement for peace of mind.