Bryan is an experienced researcher with a penchant for distilling information from data, and insights from information. He specialises in communicating complex information to non-technical audiences.
Bryan is a natural relationship manager, who enjoys working with clients, team members and other stakeholders to determine what is required to meet their needs, as well as finding innovative and pragmatic solutions.
Bryan joined MartinJenkins recently after previously spending eight years at MBIE in a variety of roles including as a Principal Analyst in the Research and Evaluation Unit. In that role he led several policy evaluation projects, including an evaluation of the Financial Markets Conduct Act and a meta-analysis of an evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s 12 programmes.
He has over 10 years of experience in analytical roles using data and robust analysis to inform policy development. He has particular skills in modelling and data analytics within the natural resources sector, and is an expert on greenhouse gas reporting for the energy sector. He has a good understanding of evaluation methods and frameworks. He has also contributed to an International Energy Agency review of the capability, processes and methodology used to produce Australia’s energy statistics.
He has experience working with a wide range of government agencies, including Statistics New Zealand, The Treasury, Ministry for the Environment, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and the Electricity Authority. This experience includes leading several Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) microdata analysis projects, as well as negotiating interagency data sharing arrangements.
Key projects Bryan has been involved in include:
• the evaluation of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative for the Tertiary Education Commission as a key team member (current)
• managing MBIE’s development of a new Housing Affordability Measure using microdata, and leading the development of MBIE’s Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios
• leading the team providing modelling and analysis to support the policy advice of MBIE’s Building and Resource Markets (BRM) Group, including managing New Zealand’s energy data – this role involved advising Ministers, managing international reporting obligations and informing public debate
• earlier work as a Data Control Analyst at GNS Science, managing data reception, archiving and quality control of data from GeoNet’s network of over 400 geophysical instruments.