Our Leadership team

Andrew Ferrier, chair of NZTE's board, congratulates exporters at the 2019 NZIBAs

Meet the people who lead our global team.

Our people come from a broad range of disciplines from all around the world, each bringing their extensive experience and knowledge to help New Zealand businesses thrive.

Our Board

Our board of directors sets our strategy and monitors our performance. The board has extensive knowledge in business, investment, exporting and public policy, helping to ensure that NZTE provides the right support for its customers.

Andrew Ferrier
Carmel Fisher
Charles Finny
Government relations
Charlotte Walshe
Technology, commercialisation
Jennifer Kerr
Governance, human resources
Traci Houpapa
Sustainable development, Māori business
Wayne Norrie
Governance, technology

Our Ministers

Four ministers of the crown also share responsibility for NZTE's performance.

The ministers responsible for NZTE are the Minister for Economic Development and the Minister for Trade and Export Growth. Ministers drive the government's economic agenda, making decisions and allocating government finances to enable NZTE's customers to do business around the world.

The Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Hon David Parker
The Minister for Economic Development, Hon Phil Twyford
The Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien O'Connor
The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Our Lead Team

The Lead team is NZTE's executive management group. The Lead team has a broad range of experience, particularly in the private sector, and their leadership has a direct impact on the services we provide to our customers.

Dylan Lawrence
Jess Dorman
Lisa Thompson
Peter Fenton
Richard Kay
Sanchia Yonge
Tim Green
Pete Chrisp

Our regional directors

Regional directors lead our activity in seven international regions and have a range of international experience across public and private sector.

Alison Adams
Hamburg, Germany
Amanda Martin
Los Angeles, California
Clare Wilson
Fiona Acheson
Shanghai, China
Glen Murphy
Sydney, Australia
Steve Jones
São Paulo, Brazil
Tony Martin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Te Pora Māori

NZTE is committed to growing the Māori economy internationally, and we have specific strategies and a team of specialist advisors with the cultural and commercial competence to support Māori entities. Meet some of the team below.

Dylan Lawrence
Bridget Giesen
Māori Investment
Dale Stephens
Kiwa Whatarau
Hong Kong
Tina Wilson

Contact us

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