Bryan is an experienced data scientist and researcher with a natural talent for distilling information from data, and insights from information. He specialises in communicating complex information to non-technical audiences.
Bryan has more than 10 years’ experience using data and robust analysis to inform policy. He has advanced skills in modelling and data analytics within the natural resources sector, and has also applied those skills to other sectors such as education and science. An expert on greenhouse gas reporting for the energy sector, at MartinJenkins Bryan has employed this expertise on several climate change-related projects.
He also has extensive experience designing evaluation frameworks, intervention logic models, monitoring frameworks, and surveys, as well as in using qualitative research methods. He is a Statistics NZ-approved microdata researcher and has led several Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) projects.
Bryan joined MartinJenkins in 2017 after eight years in leading roles at MBIE, including as Manager of the Energy and Building Trends team and Principal Analyst in the Research and Evaluation Unit. He is well respected internationally and was invited by the International Energy Agency to contribute to an expert review of how Australia produces its energy statistics.
He is a natural relationship manager who enjoys working with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders to identify their needs and find innovative, pragmatic solutions. Bryan has worked with many government agencies, including Statistics NZ, the Ministry for the Environment, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Education, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).
Examples of Bryan’s work
Supporting Te Puni Kōkiri in implementing Maihi Karauna, the Crown’s Māori language revitalisation strategy (2019–20)
Evaluating the Electric Vehicle Information Campaign (EVIC) for EECA, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (2019)
Supporting the Interim Climate Change Committee to understand the potential impact that a 100% renewable electricity system and a highly electrified transport and process heat system would have on retail electricity prices in 2035 (2019)
Supporting the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) as an Economics Specialist on their Zero Carbon Bill policy project – this included helping MfE interpret economic modelling and analysis and managing the development of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (2018)
Managing a project to help the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) measure and better communicate the public-good value of their work (2018)
Managing the evaluation of the ICT Graduate Schools initiative for the Tertiary Education Commission (2017–18).
Bryan has an MSc in Physics from the University of Otago. He is also a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES).