Mr Rodney Jones, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to economics and public health research
Rodney Jones is a New Zealand economist and analyst whose work has been focused on Asia for the last 30 years.
He is a Principal of Wigram Capital Advisors, which he established, and was previously a Managing Director and Partner with Soros Fund Management, heading up the research office in Hong Kong. His focus has been on the interaction between the financial system and real economies across Asia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has provided ongoing modelling on the rate of cases and transmission nationally and internationally. Mr Jones’ modelling helped to inform the New Zealand government’s response to the pandemic, leading to the lockdown in March 2020.