Key Staff

Fraser Colegrave
Fraser Colegrave
Managing Director
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Fraser is a highly-respected economics consultant with 22 years’ commercial experience, who has successfully led over 450 projects across a range of sectors. He has a unique ability to explain complex matters in everyday language, and relates well to a wide range of people.


Fraser is a highly-skilled consultant with 22 years’ commercial experience, who has successfully completed 450 projects across a wide range of sectors. As one of New Zealand’s leading economic experts, he has helped clients gain planning permission or funding approval for projects worth more than $15 billion, including:

  •  NZ’s largest gas field (Maui)
  •  A $400 million 5-star hotel/convention facility in PNG
  •  A $250 million infant milk formula plant
  •  The velodrome and cycling centre of excellence in Cambridge
  •  A 100-hectare mussel farm
  •  The expansion of Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown
  •  Several of NZ’s largest residential developments
  •  Dozens of commercial/retail developments

Fraser also has a strong track record in policy analysis, and has helped shape a number of key local and central Government policies, such as:

  •  Local alcohol policies in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin
  •  Minimum parking requirements in Auckland
  •  Class 4 gambling (pokies) in Christchurch
  •  Heritage protection in Hamilton
  •  Affordable housing in Queenstown
  •  Genetically modified organisms in Hastings
  •  Modal shifts to walking/cycling for the Ministry of Transport

In addition, Fraser has helped a wide range of Council and developer clients to negotiate development contributions (DC) agreements worth hundreds of millions of dollars, including securing a $10 million refund on behalf of developers following the first ever judicial review of a DC policy in 2007.

Prior to forming Insight, Fraser was a founding director of another consultancy (Covec Limited) for 12 years.


BCom (1st Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Auckland

  • Graduated as top economics student with an overall GPA of 96%
  • Awarded the Post Graduate Scholarship in Economics
  • Awarded the Senior Prize in Economics
  • Awarded the Annual Prize in Economics
  • Voted Economics Tutor of the Year by students