Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand businessman, economist, investment manager, motor cycle adventurer, public commentator and philanthropist. He is father of Sam Morgan (founder of TradeMe) and was an early TradeMe investor and director. When TradeMe sold to Fairfax Media, Gareth and his wife Joanne received NZ$50 million, which they donated to their charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation.
Gareth and Jo are UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. Gareth worked for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in the early 1980s before founding Infometrics Limited, a private economic forecasting and consulting business, in 1983.
The company has developed into one of New Zealand’s leading independent economics businesses. In 2000, Gareth established Gareth Morgan Investments Limited, a personal portfolio investment business, which has grown to be one of the biggest businesses of its type in New Zealand. When the Government initiated KiwiSaver in 2007, Gareth set-up Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Limited to provide New Zealanders with a savings product he would be happy to invest in.
The Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme has grown to be one of the largest KiwiSaver schemes in New Zealand. Gareth sold the investment business to state owned Kiwibank in 2012.
Gareth is the author of a series of books that scrutinise the spending of public money on various public services, including health, tax and welfare, and sustainability issues like fishing and climate change.
Here is an interview with Gareth Morgan done by John Cowan for the Real Life show on NewstalkZB. This personal interview will give you an idea of what makes Gareth tick. The interview goes for about 1 hour.
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