Horizon State Welcomes Advisory Team

With great pleasure Horizon State officially welcomes and introduces three new additions to its advisory team. These new team members have impressive international track records for organisational and corporate leadership. 


In Horizon State’s current growth phase, the new team members will fulfill roles including advisory, performance coaching and mentoring capacities. The advisory committee Horizon State is installing will help the business scale, and may one day evolve into a board of directors with some familiar faces. 


Together the new additions bring a wealth of expertise and connections to Horizon State that will be critical for expanding into new markets and reaching our long-term objective to radically transform the way the world votes and makes important decisions.


Our new advisors are:


Dr. Richard Hames

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Dr. Richard Hames is Chairman of the Asian Foresight Institute, an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, and personal mentor to Heads of State, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Described by Forbes Asia as “one of the smartest people on the planet”, Richard is highly sought after by governments and business leaders as one of the world’s most influential thinkers and strategists. Richard’s work as founder of Centre for the Future was influential in the formation of Horizon State.


Gregory Millen

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Gregory has leadership experience across innovation, design, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystems. As a designer, strategic systems thinker and information architect he has led new ventures, digital transformation and/or revolutionised business model dynamics for British Airways, Delta Airlines, Toyota, and Saatchi. Sector and industry agnostic, Gregory led the co-inception of New Zealand government’s digital identity service, and today delivers digitisation ROI and futurist thought leadership in the design and development of smart cities / the built environment. Gregory is an Advisory Board member to the Eurus private capital forum and serves as an advisor to numerous startup ventures and diverse organisations.   


Richard Kirkland

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Richard has spent 30 years in financial services, development finance, manufacturing and governance. He has been a partner at Deloitte New Zealand where he led risk and regulatory services, and has held senior roles at Westpac, Swiss Re and the Development Bank of South Africa. Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Tim Goggin

Tim Goggin

Tim is the CEO of Horizon State, a secure blockchain-powered electronic voting platform built to provide government and businesses with secure and efficient decision making standards that their communities can trust. Horizon State’s platform was a finalist at the Wellington Gold Awards in 2019 and was recognised in 2018 as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, joining alumni including Google, Airbnb, Dropbox and Spotify. Tim is an early blockchain industry pioneer, and has presented to executives from five New Zealand government departments about the technology’s public policy implications and the future Financial Technology landscape.

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Horizon State’s award-winning voting and engagement product has been built to bridge the trust gap that exists in the communication process between everyday people and those they elect to represent or serve their interests, whether they be public organisations or private businesses.

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