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Helius Therapeutics' Paul Manning on five ways New Zealand's economy could be diversified through innovation

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Helius Therapeutics' Paul Manning on five ways New Zealand's economy could be diversified through innovation

Paul Manning is the co-founder and executive director of Helius Therapeutics, New Zealand’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, but most of his career has been spent in the design and advertising sector. He launched an agency called Metromedia at the age of 22, which went on to become New Zealand’s largest independent agency before being acquired by Ogilvy on 2007. He was then the executive director at Ogilvy before joining Clemenger Group as managing director of 99. A former EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Manning has worked at the highest level with major agencies and consulted to dozens of New Zealand’s leading brands. Here's five ways he thinks New Zealand's economy could be diversified through innovation.