Testimonials

“I have had the pleasure of Fraser giving expert economics evidence in dozens of my cases. His work is thorough, clear, intelligent and he is a first class witness. I consider him the leader in his field by a significant margin. My first choice every time I need an economist.”
Sue Simons, Founding Partner, Berry Simons Environmental Law

“Ryder Consulting Limited approached Fraser Colegrave (Insight Economics) to assist with an economic effects assessment for a client involved with the Dunedin 2GP District Plan Review.  Fraser’s evidence was both compelling and well researched and his verbal presentation of evidence to the Hearing Panel was very well received.”
Nigel Bryce, Environmental Planner/Associate Director, Ryder Consulting Limited

“I have used Insight’s service in several applications. It is timely, efficient and delivers what it promises. A big feature is that the product(s) reflect careful thinking about recent conceptual developments in areas where robust analytical input is crucial.”
Brent Wheeler, B.A. Ph.D, INFINZ (Certified Securities Analyst), Principal Brent Wheeler Group.

“Fraser has recently assisted Auckland International Airport Limited with several projects which will facilitate the development of the Airport of the Future.  I have found Fraser to be extremely professional in his approach to these projects, providing specialist insight which has proven critical to the project outcomes.  In the role of expert witness, Fraser’s written and oral presentation of evidence is clear, concise and compelling. I look forward to working with Fraser in the future and have no reservations in recommending him for work of this nature.”
Kellie Roland, Manager Statutory Planning and Investment, Auckland International Airport Limited

“We have found Fraser to be very competent , well informed, knowledgeable  and professional while carrying out Technical Reports required in our Plan Change process with QLDC.”
Chris Morton, Director Mt Cardrona Station Ltd.

“I have recommended Fraser to clients on a number of occasions not only on the basis of his undoubted expertise, but also his ability to present clear and concise evidence in an extremely timely manner.  Fraser has a well developed ability to analyse and express extremely robust opinions on the most complicated of economic matters.”
Gerard Cleary, Special Counsel, Anthony Harper

“Fraser and I worked together successfully as business partners and colleagues for more than a decade.  I am still impressed by his ability to understand and solve complex problems.  He also communicates his results in a clear and concise manner, which is rare in our field of work.”
Shane Vuletich, Managing Director, The Fresh Information Company

“Waikato District Council has worked with Fraser on policy and financial modelling projects since 2007. Fraser is solutions focused and we have appreciated the practicality of his approach on development contribution matters. We consider Fraser to have a unique skill set and will continue to work with him in the future.”
Tony Whittaker, General Manager Strategy & Support, Waikato District Council 

“I am always very happy to recommend Fraser.  He understands the issues at stake, and expresses difficult concepts in a compelling and thoughtful way.  He is reliable and efficient, and always on top of the latest thinking and theory.”
Allison Arthur-Young, Partner, Russell McVeagh

“I worked closely with Fraser on a number of substantial tasks over the period 2011-2016 at Hamilton City Council. He provided invaluable analysis on Development Contributions which is a complex and contested regulatory environment, including peer review of a large and multi-dimensional calculation and growth model, development of a infrastructure cost allocation methodology, cost/benefit analysis, and critical advice relating to risk and litigation avoidance. In addition, Fraser is friendly, hard working and highly intelligent, and it’s been a pleasure working with him. I strongly recommend his services and I hope to work with him again in the future.”
Greg Carstens, Senior Policy Advisor, Hamilton City Council

“I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Fraser on a new commercial retail development proposal regarding matters of potential trading impacts and adverse affects.  I found his understanding of the issues and his analytical approach very complementary to my planning and retail economic assessment approach. I certainly appreciated his careful thought and attention to detail, and would be very happy to work with Fraser again.”
Robert Speer, Planner and Retail Analyst, Speer & Speer

“Whilst I was District Plan Manager at Queenstown Lakes District Council, Fraser provided a series of reports to me relating to population projections, development capacity, housing demand and other economic issues. Fraser’s advice was always responsive and insightful, and a key strength is his ability to convey information in a manner that minimises jargon and is very user-friendly. He is also quick to pick up the phone and talk through things – something many consultants don’t do enough.”
Matthew Paetz, Auckland Planning Manager, The Property Group

“Matamata-Piako District Council has engaged with Insight Economics over several years to assist with its Development Contributions Policy and more recently to prepare a Business Friendly Assessment. We have found the team to have the knowledge, experience, professionalism, and attention to detail we needed.”
Niall Baker, Senior Policy Planner, Matamata-Piako District Council

“Fraser provided expert evidence for us in a major piece of commercial litigation.  His applied intellect and plain English explanation of real world economics was vastly superior to that of the tenured University professor acting for the other party, reflected in the panel preferring Fraser’s evidence.”
Paul Gunn, General Manager Property, Tramco Group

“Insight Economics acted for Northbridge Properties on the consenting of a ECE and retail/Office development in Hobsonville. Insight provided expert opinion in a timely and professional manner including responding to RFI requests. We consider Insight an important part of our team of professional advisors.”
Rod Bray, Northbridge Properties

“I was introduced to Fraser Colegrave from Insight Economics in mid-2014. Hospitality NZ Auckland Branch contracted Fraser to provide independent expert analysis to support its Submission to Auckland Council as part of the Local Alcohol Policy (LAP)  consultative hearings process. The Insight Economics report compiled by Fraser underpinned our submission and was instrumental in persuading Council to adopt the draft LAP through robust fact based analysis. Fraser’s professional approach, while highly technical and accurate, was at a level that could easily be understood by all key stakeholders and his personal delivery of same at the Hearing was powerful and extremely effective. Hospitality NZ Auckland will continue to avail itself of Fraser’s expert analysis and opinion when the needs arise in the future.”
Russell Gray, Auckland Vice President, Hospitality NZ

“I have worked closely with Fraser many times over the past twelve years. As a professional economist he offers work of a consistently high standard. His analysis is well-informed and well presented, usually in a format that is both clear to the layman and respected among his colleagues. Fraser is my preferred collaborator in assignments that call for sound economic analysis and insight, particularly those to do with urban or sector development. I am also more than happy to recommend him to my own clients as a leader in the fields of project and urban economics.”
Dr Phil McDermott, Principal, McDermott Consultants