Tim Morris
Tim is one of a handful of recognized global experts in the changing structure of supermarket and mass merchandise retailing. Tim has over 20 years experience in retailing, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and strategic consulting. Tim is Managing Director and one of the founding partners of Coriolis Research. Tim regularly consults to retailers, private equity and government on retailing and the food/CPG industry in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, and globally. Tim was the lead researcher on Coriolis reports on retail globalization, Wal-Mart, Costco, Aldi, Safeway, Woolworths Australia, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and many others. Prior to helping found Coriolis, Tim worked for Swander Pace, Safeway, Dreyers, Woolworths and Kraft. Tim has a degree in Agricultural Economics and Food Industry Management from Cornell University. Tim somewhat regularly edits many of the food and retailing related pages on Wikipedia.

Virginia Wilkinson
Research Director
Virginia is Research Director and Coriolis’ resident expert on qualitative and consumer research. She has over 15 years of experience in primary sector and food and fast moving consumer goods research. Virginia regularly conducts both primary and secondary research on food, fast moving consumer goods and retailing in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, and globally for manufacturers, retailers, private equity and government . Virginia is a speaker at industry conferences on topics as diverse as the performance of the New Zealand Pharmacy sector, the potential growth of organics in New Zealand to Opportunities for driving growth in the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry. Prior to Coriolis, Virginia worked for AC Nielsen, Colmar Brunton and the Canterbury Regional Council. Virginia has a Masters degree in Geography from Canterbury University and grew up on a farm in Canterbury.


Amanda Washington

Helen Copplestone

Nicki Hall
Associate Consultant


Mark Tapper
Investment Banking Advisor

Claudia Wyss
Past Director

Professor David Hughes
Industry Expert

Marc Kennis

Dan Meiklejohn

Kate O'Leary