Board of Advisors

Professor Girol Karacaoglu

BA MBA Bogazici, PhD Hawaii

Research Interests

Integrated economic, social and environmental policy for intergenerational wellbeing

Girol Karacaoglu is the recently appointed Head of School of Government. He came to VUW from the New Zealand Treasury, where he was Chief Economist. Before then, he was the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank of New Zealand for nine years.

His previous roles included General Manager at Westpac NZ, Chief Economist at the National Bank of NZ, and lecturer in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington.

His academic fields of specialisation were in Monetary and Financial Economics, International Finance, Econometrics, Corporate Accounting and Finance. His current research interest is in public policy – an integrated approach to economic, environmental and social policies towards improving intergenerational wellbeing.

Professor Ted Zorn

BA, MA, PhD University of Kentucky

Research Interests

Organisational communication, organisational change, communication technology, emails, technology implementation, organsational uses of social media, ageing, meaningful work, workplace wellbeing, dialogue and deliberation

Professor Theodore E. (Ted) Zorn is Dean of Massey Business School and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey University in New Zealand.

His teaching and research specialty is organizational communication, organizational change processes, and enhancing workplace well-being. He has published widely in communication and management journals and has consulted with a wide range of companies, government organisations and not-for-profit organisations.

He has served on and chaired a variety of boards, mostly in the not-for-profit sector, and currently serves on the boards of ecentre, ALPP and the Westpac-Massey Financial Education & Research Centre.

Prior to coming to Massey University in early 2012, Prof Zorn was head of the Management Communication Department at Waikato University and, before that, was an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA.

He is past editor of the Journal Management Communication Quarterly, and a past recipient of the International Communication Association’s Frederic Jablin Award for Outstanding Contribution to Organizational Communication.