About us

Our Board

The Directors of the LANZBC are elected annually by its Members.

In addition to elected Directors, the Council benefits from the input and advice of ex-officio directors from Education New Zealand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Executive Team

Matthew O'Meagher
Matthew O'Meagher
President
Matthew O’Meagher has been the President of the LANZBC since May 2013 and a Director since November 2011. Latin America has defined his career as an... Read more 
Leandro Cavalcanti
Leandro Cavalcanti
Vice President
LANZBC member since 2009, Leandro joined the Board in 2014, serving as Vice-President since 2015. In his term as a Board Director and VP, he has developed the... Read more 
Kevin Murray
Kevin Murray
Treasurer
Kevin has been a director of LANZBC since 2012 and held the role of Treasurer since July 2013. His principal experience in Latin America being in FMCG food and... Read more 
Heather Kawan
Heather Kawan
Secretary to the Board
Heather is a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow of Governance New Zealand (formerly Chartered Secretaries New Zealand, Inc), having graduated under the Institute... Read more 

Directors

Peter Harris
Peter Harris
CBL Insurance
Peter Harris joined the Board of the LANZBC in April 2016. Peter participated in the buyout of CBL Insurance in 1996, and was appointed its Managing Director in... Read more 
Marcelo  Mieres
Marcelo Mieres
Fieldays / Mystery Creek
Marcelo Mieres joined the Board in 2016 and is an Agronomist from University of Concepcion, Chile with additional studies at Lincoln University, Nebraska, USA... Read more 
Craig Musson
Craig Musson
National Trade Academy
Craig is the Managing Director of the National Trade Academy Limited (‘NTA’), and has been a director of the LANZBC since 2011. The NTA commenced business... Read more 
Nick Williams
Nick Williams
Pacific Basin Exports
Nick Williams has been a Director of Pacific Basin Exports since 2007, and joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2015. Pacific Basin Exports has been a specialist... Read more 

Ex-Oficio Directors

Lisa Futschek
Lisa Futschek
Education New Zealand
Lisa Futschek is Regional Director, Americas, Japan and Korea with Education New Zealand (ENZ). ENZ is the Government’s international education marketing and... Read more 
Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Sarah Lee is Lead Adviser in the Americas Division for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Previous positions include working on New Zealand’s... Read more 
Brendan Mahar
Brendan Mahar
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Brendan Mahar is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s International Market Manager for South America. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the... Read more 

Platinum Members

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CBL Insurance
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Our Business Partners

alabc
ANDI
anzmex
camara del asia
ExportNZ