People

9th October 2020

Fiona Acheson

Fiona Acheson is the Regional Director for Greater China Based in Shanghai, Fiona looks after NZTE operations and relationships in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prior to this role, she was an NZTE investment… Read More

16th September 2020

Paul Morgan

Paul serves as an independent director on the HVN Governance Board. Paul has been at the forefront of economic development for the Māori community for more than 30 years, during which time he has had… Read More

16th September 2020

Miriana Stephens

Miriana was born in Motueka and her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (NZ History) and a Law Degree. She currently resides in Motueka and has four children. She was awarded the 2016 Aotearoa NZ… Read More

13th August 2020

Justin Watson

Justin Watson is the Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer for Christchurch International Airport, responsible for leading aeronautical development, marketing, HR, customer and commercial. He has an extensive career in international marketing and leadership roles spanning… Read More

13th August 2020

Next Generation – Ben Abraham

Ben is a Senior Analyst at the Climate Change Commission. He currently focuses on forestry and agriculture as part of the Commission’s work providing independent, evidence-based advice to government to help Aotearoa transition to a… Read More

13th August 2020

Luke Qin

Originally from Sichuan, China, Luke first arrived in Christchurch as a teenager and played 1st XV rugby for Linwood College in his first year in New Zealand. After graduating from the University of Canterbury, he… Read More

13th August 2020

Next Generation – Nathalie Harrington

Nathalie is a Chinese-speaking corporate solicitor at a leading New Zealand law firm, working in the areas of public, regulatory and international trade law.  She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with degrees in Law,… Read More

3rd July 2020

Anna Mowbray

Anna Mowbray is the Co-founder of ZURU, the NZ Entrepreneur of the year winner and COO of ZURU toys, the 8th biggest privately owned toy company in the world. ZURU is known for its agility,… Read More

10th February 2020

Rachel Maidment

Rachel Maidment is a former diplomat and entrepreneur who has forged a career building public and private sector connections between New Zealand and China. Maidment served as New Zealand Consul General in Guangzhou from 2016… Read More

20th January 2020

Billie Moore

As Acting General Manager New Zealand and Government Relations, Billie oversees Tourism New Zealand’s relationships with key New Zealand stakeholders, including industry and government agencies; internal and external communications; and New Zealand campaign activity. Before… Read More

19th December 2019

Derek McCormack

Derek McCormack is the Vice‐Chancellor of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He began his career as a biochemist at the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic, working in academic roles from 1978… Read More

19th December 2019

Dr Heida Donegan

Heida is a corporate and commercial partner at Dentons Kensington Swan who leads the firm’s Asia Business team. Dentons Kensington Swan is one of New Zealand’s leading law firms, which as part of Dentons has… Read More

17th December 2019

John McKinnon

John McKinnon was educated in New Zealand at Nelson College and at Victoria University of Wellington, and in the United Kingdom at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined the then Ministry… Read More

16th December 2019

Andrew Poole

Andrew Poole is the Chief Executive and Managing Partner of leading New Zealand law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm and driving forward the firm’s strategy and continued growth,… Read More

13th December 2019

Mark Tanner

Mark Tanner is the founder and managing director of Shanghai-based China Skinny. He has provided China-market growth strategies and research to around 200 brands including Nike, Tourism Australia, Colgate, Fonterra, Reckitt Benckiser, IKEA, Woolworths, Coles,… Read More