Our investment team

Dylan Lawrence – NZTE general manager of investment

A message from our General Manager

NZTE's Investment team is located all around the world with a breadth of expertise – from curating and preparing opportunities, to discovering the next big thing.

We offer both investors and New Zealand organisations on-the-ground expertise, with staff across Greater China, East Asia, the United States, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and of course New Zealand – though our networks span even further across the globe.

Meet our Investment team members below. We hope to hear from you soon.

General Manager

Dylan leads NZTE’s Investment team of 50 internationally deployed professionals who are focussed on attracting investment that accelerates and lifts productivity, sustainability and the overall economic well-being for New Zealand.

Dylan Lawrence

Companies team

Our Companies team supports growth-stage New Zealand companies with scalable business models and international aspirations to prepare and connect with great capital.

Simon Ansley
Focus
New Zealand
Cassandra McAdams
Focus
Auckland, Northland
Chris Burgess
Focus
Auckland, Taranaki
Marshall Maine
Focus
Manawatū-Whanganui, Marlborough, Wellington
Mike Hanna
Focus
Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato
Nadine Hill
Focus
Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay
Peter McDonald
Focus
Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson, Otago, Southland, West Coast
Richard Campbell
Focus
Auckland

Greenfield team

Our Greenfield team originates new investment opportunities that leverage New Zealand's unique competitive advantages across sectors and regions, provides support and expertise in order to prepare an opportunity, and connects these opportunities with the right type of capital via a deliberate strategy.

Eric Swale
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Janice Tay
Focus
Hotel attraction, offsite manufacturing solutions for housing
Nick Dobson
Focus
Alternative dairy, horticulture, student accommodation
Nick Li
Focus
Pet food, value-added dairy
Tony Haworth
Focus
Bioenergy and bioplastics, forestry, wood processing
Anna Wellingham
Focus
Tourism

Māori Investment

Our Māori Investment team are responsible for originating and preparing Māori Entities for investment, particularly new Greenfield investment, and connecting them to strong investment partners both internationally and domestically. We classify Māori entities as Iwi Incorporations, Māori Trusts and Organisations.

Bridget Giesen
Focus
Māori Investment
Mahina Puketapu
Focus
Māori investment
Te Puoho Katene
Focus
Māori investment
Te Rangimarie (Rangi) Ririnui
Focus
Māori Investment

International team

Our International team works with financial and strategic international investors all over the world, to support them in establishing their business in New Zealand or connect them with exciting and well-prepared New Zealand investment opportunities.

Andrew McCowan
Location
Sydney, Australia
Benny Goodman
Location
Singapore
Terry Allen
Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Thomas Harrison
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Amit Verma
Location
Sydney, Australia
Angela Traill
Location
Sydney, Australia
Koji Hikosaka
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Iris Zhang
Location
Beijing, China
Cynthia Li
Location
Shanghai, China
Kenny Lau
Location
Hong Kong
Lee Cyn Li
Location
Singapore
Catherine Tlapek
Location
Hamburg, Germany
Pranav Amin
Location
Los Angeles, USA

Contact our Investment team

For more information about how we can help support your goals – whether finding opportunities or raising capital – send us a message and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly.