Director, Sectors and Coalitions
Since early 2015 Alan has led NZTE’s Sectors and Coalitions team.
Previously Alan lead NZTE's customer teams across the South Island from September 2012. Prior to taking up his current role in September 2012, he was NZTE's Regional Director for South and South East Asia based in Singapore, where he led New Zealand's trade development in South and South East Asia, and oversaw offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, the Philippines and India.
Prior to this Alan was Director, Globally Competitive Firms, where he led a major initiative focusing on accelerating the growth of New Zealand firms in international markets.
Alan, who joined NZTE in 2001, has also been responsible for developing and implementing the clusters and networks programme. The programme provided support and advice to established and new industry clusters, including biotech, forestry, food and ICT.
Prior to NZTE, Alan was involved in the start-up of two communications companies and as an international cluster development consultant. His role in cluster development gained international recognition as Vice-President (AP) of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) in Barcelona. He has an MA (Hons) in Political Science from Canterbury University, New Zealand.
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