Authors & Editors

Wendy McGuinness

Wendy McGuinness is the founder and chief executive of the McGuinness Institute (previously the Sustainable Future Institute). Originally from the King Country, Wendy completed her secondary schooling at Hamilton Girls’ High School and Edgewater College. She then went on to study at Manukau Technical Institute (gaining an NZCC), Auckland University (BCom) and Otago University (MBA), as well as completing additional environmental papers at Massey University. As a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) specialising in risk management, Wendy has worked in both the public and private sectors. In 2004 she established the McGuinness Institute as a way of contributing to New Zealand’s long-term future. Wendy also sits on the boards of Futures Thinking Aotearoa and the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.

Miriam White

Miriam White co-authored the first and second editions of Nation Dates.

Ella Reilly

Ella joined the Institute in February 2016 and recently completed her MA(Dist) in English Literature at Victoria University. She holds a BA(Hons) in English and a BA in English and History from the University of Auckland. Ella was the editor on the third edition of Nation Dates and the upcoming Fourth edition. 

Alexandra Hollis

Alexandra was on the editing team for Nation Dates Third edition.