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Our Team

Our team of economists and corporate finance experts know what it means to convert theory into practical application and be held accountable for outcomes. We are committed to providing the highest quality independent advice based on analytical rigour and our experience in best-practice corporate policies.

Phil Barry Economist Wellington TDB Treasury

Phil Barry

MBA (Fin), BA Hons (Econ)

Phil co-established TDB Advisory in 2002 and has had over thirty years’ experience providing economic and financial advice to leading corporates in the private and public sector.

Nigel Atherfold economic advice agribusiness finance christchurch; TDB Advisory – Trusted Wellington and Christchurch based economists and financial advisors.

Nigel Atherfold


Nigel joined TDB in 2006 and has over 20 years’ experience as both a practitioner and advisor in banking (corporate and commercial / development property), corporate finance, and treasury risk management.

David Smith corporate finance expert First NZ Capital Jarden

David Smith

MBA (Fin), BSc, DipSci (Math)

David joined TDB Advisory in 2018 and has over 30 years’ experience in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance advice to corporates and government organizations.

Geoff Taylor Treasury risk management TDB Advisory

Geoff Taylor

David Grimmond economist infometrics TDB Advisory

David Grimmond

BA Hons (Econ)
Maitland MacFarlan phD economist Auckland TDB Advisory

Maitland MacFarlan

PhD (Econ), MA (Econ)

Michelle Barry Economics corporate fiancne TDB Advisory

Michelle Barry

BA (Hist, Geo)
Office Manager
George Nelson Economic Advisor TDB

George Nelson

BCom (Econ, IBus)
Matthew Barry Economic advisor Wellington

Matthew Barry

BCom (Fin)
Senior Analyst
TDB Advisory Farhan Norzal

BCom (Acts, Fin)


Ben Shen

PhD (Econ), MSc (Econ), BSc (Fin)
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