Rod Oram is a Business Journalist serving as a member on the NZCGS Board. He holds a BA in politics and economics and an MSJ in journalism from Northwestern University, USA. In New Zealand, Rod has held some honorary roles at Unitec in Auckland, including an adjunct professorship in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Rod is a columnist and shareholder at Newsroom; an Edmund Hillary Fellow and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
How 10 billion people will be able to live well and sustainably on this planet by 2050 is Rod’s absolutely central preoccupation as a business journalist and citizen. This is also the main focus of his contributions to the work of NZCGS and its Board. Rod has played a major role in NZCGS’ Global Security programmes and also serves the NZCGS Treasurer role.
Rod is a former trustee and chair of the Ākina Foundation a former trustee of the Centre for Socially Responsible Investment; and a former elected representative in the Anglican Diocese of Auckland Synod and in the Anglican General Synod Te Hinota Whānui.
A few of Rod’s recent publications include:
Three Cities: Seeking Hope in the Anthropocene (BWB Texts, 2016) https://www.bwb.co.nz/
Rod can be contacted via email at [email protected]