Duncan Bridgeman, Head of Premium Business Content at New Zealand’s Herald, loves helping business owners, consumers and investors make good decisions.
Duncan Bridgeman is the managing editor of NZME Business, responsible for the Business Herald and BusinessDesk. He joined NZME in 2018 after nearly 17 years at The National Business Review where he was editor of both print and online publications. Duncan grew up in rural North Canterbury and gained an Agricultural Commerce Degree from Lincoln University. He made his career move into journalism after spending a couple of years overseas where he did a variety of work, including for a high-profile publishing company in London. After completing a post-graduate diploma in Journalism at Massey University in 2000, he started out with some work experience on the finance desk at the then New Zealand Press Association in Wellington and then a short stint at The Wairarapa Times-Age. His first full journalism job came in 2001 at the now-defunct New Zealand Business Times. A year later he moved to the NBR and learned the art of company reporting, sharemarket analysis and investigative business journalism. Duncan's journalism career gained prominence when he covered the demise of Feltex Carpets in 2006. He then found himself in the heat of the battle during the finance company meltdown that preceded the global financial crisis. The global financial crisis itself was huge in terms of its effect on people throughout the world but also from a business journalism point of view. Duncan loves having a front-row seat at the making of history, breaking stories and helping business owners, consumers and investors make good decisions. Duncan has won several awards, including Business Reporter of the Year at the Canon 2014 Journalism Awards.
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