Episode #2

Clusters in Coastal Communities: Implications for Small, Open, and Remote Economies


Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Cluster Navigators, New Zealand.

Recognised globally as a leader in cluster-based economic development, Ifor Ffowcs-Williams draws on his experience in over 50 countries. Among others, his clients include the World Bank, IFC, OECD, UNIDO, UNDP, and EU. Ffowcs-Williams has also assisted national and regional economic development agencies on six continents. He is the Founder and Past President of TCI Network, the global organisation for cluster practitioners, where he currently serves on the Board of Advisors. He has served on the Advisory Boards of the Danish Cluster Academy, European Cluster Observatory, Indian Institute for Competitiveness, Pan African Competitiveness Forum, and Sintonia – Mexico’s competitiveness programme.