Nick Gerritsen

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 03

Nick Gerritsen
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Marlborough

I was referred to THNK by Lisa Ring van Eek.



I am a New Zealand-based catalyst and social entrepreneur. I love BIG ideas – ones that are going to lead to global structural change. I am unafraid of operating beyond existing boundaries.


I specialize in developing technology propositions from the ground up, and have been one of the leaders promoting New Zealand's contribution to the global clean tech revolution. I am co-founder of leading renewable fuel developer NXT Fuels , along with Celsias, Carbonscape, and Foodspy.


I am also Chairman of the National Whale Centre Development Trust ; a Trustee of The Akina Foundation; and The Land Trust.


I graduated from the University of Canterbury, with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). During my legal career, I specialized in intellectual property and later enjoyed a string of successful business ventures. I have been a strategic consultant to leading public agencies.