About the Project
The idea of this work is to make an enduring contribution to how New Zealanders understand themselves. Describing ambition more inclusively might make it less of a dirty word. By shining a light on our attitudes and behaviors, we can come to understand them, building a foundation for changing them over time.
Our goal is to support a national conversation about ambition that encourages more New Zealanders to be more ambitious about more things: not just sport, or business, but family and community life, music and the arts, the environment and our wider wellbeing.
This work is a private apolitical effort unaffiliated with any organisation. We are pursuing it because we think it is important and interesting. If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch.
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Who is Involved
Julie Fry is a consulting economist and World Class New Zealander who divides her time between New York and a family farm near Motueka. She has worked for the New Zealand Treasury, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and HM Treasury in London on a range of policy issues including family policy, the labour market and immigration, and child poverty. Julie has Master’s degrees in economics from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, and she received a Nuffield Fellowship to research discrimination issues at the University of Warwick in Coventry. Together with Hayden and another friend, she co-owns the Open Book, a delightful secondhand bookstore in Ponsonby, Auckland.
Hayden Glass is a consultant with the Sapere Research Group and the former COO of Figure.NZ, a social enterprise focused on making New Zealand’s public data easier to find and easier to use. He has worked for the New Zealand Treasury, for Vodafone New Zealand, and on consulting assignments for a range of clients in the public and private sector including on the economic impacts of technology, on immigration and on employment issues. Hayden has a Masters in Law and a BA from Canterbury University. He has also studied mathematics and economics. He and Julie met while writing a book, Going Places, on the economics of immigration released by BWB in 2016.
With Thanks To
Principal Sponsor of AmbitionNZ: Jenny Sutton
Advisors: Jenny Sutton, Phil Veal and Rowan Simpson
Branding & Website: 360 Design
Survey Design: Joanna Smith and Anna Livesey
Book: Caren Wilton, Tina Delceg, Wakefields Digital, David Bateman Ltd and Penny Hartill
Video Editing: Rosel Labone
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