Colin James

Colin James is a politcal commentator
Colin James is a political journalist of more than 30 years experience and political columnist of the year in 2003. He has correctly forecast which party would be or lead the government after 12 of the past 13 elections.

He writes a weekly political column in the New Zealand Herald and a monthly column in Management Magazine and is an occasional commentator on radio and television. He is New Zealand correspondent for Oxford Analytica. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington and Managing Director of The Hugo Group, a forecasting panel with a membership of around 90 medium to large corporates and also makes presentations on the strategic environment to companies, industry associations, government departments and other groups.

Colin has written six books, a guide to journalists covering elections and many chapters in books. He has contributed papers to seminars in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom and has held several university fellowships, including JD Stout Research Fellow at Victoria University in 1991 and inaugural New Zealand Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne University in 1993.

Topics:

• Policy Trends 3 – 5 Years out
• ‘The Bigger Picture’
• Journalism
• Politi

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Topics:

• Policy Trends 3 – 5 Years out
• ‘The Bigger Picture’
• Journalism
• Politics