Research Staff Profiles

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Nick Tompkins


Senior Finance Lecturer


Master of Business (Distinction), and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics), University of Otago;
Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology;


During his studies at the University of Otago, Nick was the recipient of a Prince of Wales prize for most outstanding undergraduate student. After completing his studies he worked briefly in investment banking in Auckland, and subsequently, in Canada for several years where he managed high-value procurement contracts within two of the country’s largest oil and gas producers.

Nick is passionate about teaching and returned to New Zealand in 2014 to complete a tertiary teaching qualification. Nick started at Waiariki in 2016 and is excited about developing a future in the local region and embracing the bicultural aspects of the institution. His areas of expertise lie in accounting, economics, finance, procurement, quantitative analysis and valuation.

Research Interests:

  • Corporate and personal finance
  • Entrepreneurship and small business management
  • Online learning and teaching
  • Threshold concepts theory

Research Publications and Outputs:

Roberts, H., & Tompkins, N. E. (2011). Agency theory, corporate governance, and dividend payout in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 15th New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from

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