Nick Gerritsen

Nick Gerritsen is a Marlborough-based catalyst and social entrepreneur.

He loves BIG ideas – ones that are going to lead to global structural change – and is committed to the culture of innovation – unafraid of operating beyond existing boundaries.

He specialises in developing technology propositions from the ground up, and has been one of the leaders promoting New Zealand’s contribution to the global clean tech revolution. In addition he is also involved in projects in online sectors that unlock entirely new transactions.

He is co-founder of leading renewable fuel developer NXT Fuels, along with Celsias, and Carbonscape amongst others, and is Chairman of The National Whale Centre Development Trust.

Nick graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). During his legal career, he advised leading corporates on intellectual property and later enjoyed a string of successful business ventures, most notably in radio, and software sectors. He has been a consultant to New Zealand On Air, Radio New Zealand, Te Māngai Pāho (the Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency), and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Nick is based in Picton and is undertaking post graduate study at the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.