Director Strategy Advisory Services
Ruth is Director Strategy Advisory Services at NZTE and also leads the private sector Beachheads advisor network.
Strategy Advisory services provide support to businesses so they get clear and aligned on their purpose, their strategy and the plan to make it happen. We bring in external private sector Advisors to explore options for international growth and how the business can create fit for purpose governance that supports the business to achieve its goals.
The Beachheads advisor network are private sector experts who offer perspective and insights to help our customers shape the direction of their business. Located throughout New Zealand and around the world, they all have experience in running international businesses and can help you grapple with specific challenges and maximise opportunities.
Prior to returning to New Zealand after 11 years based overseas, Ruth held programme management roles at Telstra and Sensis in Australia and lived and worked in Germany before joining NZTE in New York in 2004.
Ruth has a BA/BCom from Auckland University and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Areas of specialty:
- Project management
- International relationship management
- International business development