Bill Dobbie is a manager in the Economic Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). His responsibilities include working with other Government agencies to improve the Ministry’s support for exporters, with a particular focus on tackling trade barriers.
Since joining MFAT in the 1990s, Bill has undertaken a range of roles in New Zealand and overseas, spanning the Ministry’s diplomatic, security, development, corporate services and trade work. His diplomatic postings have taken him to Spain, Samoa, the United Kingdom and most recently Vanuatu, where he served as New Zealand High Commissioner.
Bill’s New Zealand-based roles have included serving as Director of the Ministry’s Audit Review Division and as Private Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Gavin has over 30 years of banking experience and is a specialist in providing trade and supply chain finance, cash management and payment solutions. During his career, Gavin has supported multi-national clients in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, the Nordic region and the Middle East.
Gavin manages ANZ New Zealand’s Trade and Supply Chain business and ANZ’s Commercial & Agri Transactional Banking, working with dedicated teams to help New Zealand importers and exporters realise their goals and grow their business.
An interest in cross border goods and capital flows between New Zealand and global markets has supported Gavin’s past executive positions on the New Zealand China Trade Association and ASEAN New Zealand Business Council.
Miranda Burdon is the CEO of NZ Global Women, a not-for-profit initiative focused on driving New Zealand’s social and economic prosperity through creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Miranda’s executive career has primarily focused on the commercial side of agri-based businesses spanning wine, dairy and mushrooms. She has over eighteen years of governance experience and is currently Chair of Meadow Mushrooms Limited, one of the largest horticultural businesses in the South Island and the second-largest mushroom grower in Australasia.
The mother of three sons, Miranda lives with her husband Andrew in Auckland.
Tina is the convenor of the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa - Māori Excellence in Export award.
She leads Te Taurapa Tūhono | NZTE‘s Māori Strategy and overseeing Te Pora Māori - a specialist team of 12 across the organisation, focused on growing Maori companies internationally, bigger, better, faster for the good of New Zealand.
Tina is a Māori business specialist working with Maori Business for the last 25 years. She has extensive business and investment experience and deep connections within Māoridom. She is responsible for Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade and Enterprises’ response for the growth and development through internationalising Māori Business and investment opportunities for Māori – including Māori knowledge and capability across the workforce in the 50 NZTE global offices.
Tina has vast governance experience on Māori and non-Māori entities, currently sitting on the boards for Massey University, Tupu Toa and Iwi entities. Prior to joining NZTE’s commercial team in March 2015, Tina was CEO of the Taupo Moana Group / IWIinvestor – specialist investment advisory firm for Māori (pan-tribal entities) providing portfolio construction, investment policy development, portfolio Management for wholesale clients and retail product development. She was also a founding member of Pareaarau Group – the first Māori Chartered Accountancy firm.