J A Grierson
J A Grierson majored in Economics at the University of Oxford then pursued a career in corporate strategy, finance, equity investment and as an entrepreneur. On graduating from Oxford, she joined Boston based corporate strategy consulting firm, Bain & Co, where she advised multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporates. From Bain she moved into corporate finance with a leading UK investment bank and was responsible for identifying, valuing and listing high growth companies on the main board of the London Stock Exchange.
On leaving the bank, she moved into venture capital investment where she managed institutional funds, from initial investment to exit, and sat on the boards of investee companies. One of the funds she managed was dedicated to software investment. On returning to her native New Zealand, she was appointed a Full Member of The Commerce Commission. After completing her term as a Commissioner, she pursued a career in network industries as a line manager, director and consultant and was a member of an Expert Advisory Group to the Minister of Local Government on how to improve the efficiency of more than $100 billion of local government owned infrastructure.
She has a Master of Creative Writing and co-founded the boutique publisher, Cloud Ink Press Ltd.
Her first novel is due to be published in 2019.