Jason Webber

Lead - Finance & Economics | Ārahi - Tahua
Wellington office

Jason is an experienced policy manager with specialist skills in economic and financial analysis, capital asset management, and public-sector financial management.

A senior strategic policy advisor, Jason has a proven record of successful work focusing on significant reform programmes and public finance management. He has strong knowledge and experience of developing business cases and Budget bids to support reform.

Jason brings a relaxed, engaging, collaborative working style. He is particularly adept at separating what’s important for decision-makers from unnecessary detail, and then communicating that key information clearly and directly.

Jason joined MartinJenkins from PwC, where he led the development of business cases and Budget bids for a range of public service departments and entities.

Before his time at PwC Jason spent five years at the Treasury, where he focused on investment and asset management, particularly the management of the Crown’s balance sheet, and on developing the government’s Better Business Case framework and processes.

Recent examples of Jason’s work

  • Three Waters Reform Programme – Jason supported DIA’s work on this programme, including a range of budget bids associated with changes to how three waters assets are managed across the country.

  • Reform of Vocational Education Programme – He supported the work of the Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Education to introduce and implement this programme, including by leading the development of the programme business case for the work.

  • Treasury’s Investment Management and Asset Performance Team – Jason led the setting up of this new Treasury team. His work included developing the first report to present the Crown’s balance sheet in a single view, and developing the first capital investment pipeline for the Crown.