About us

Our Board

The Directors of the LANZBC are elected by its Members at the Annual General Meeting, for a tenure of up to three years. 

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

Simon  O'Connor
Simon O'Connor
President
Simon O'Connor joined the LANZBC Board in June 2018 and was elected President in August 2018.  Simon has qualifications in both Law and Accounting and is... Read more 
Shane Ball
Shane Ball
Vice President
Shane Ball joined the LANZBC Board in June 2018 and was elected Vice-President in August 2018. Shane is currently working with the International Office at the... Read more 
Nick Williams
Nick Williams
Treasurer
Nick Williams has been a Director of Pacific Basin Exports since 2007, and joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2015. He was elected Treasurer of the Council in... Read more 
Heather Kawan
Heather Kawan
Executive Officer
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

Justine Arroll
Justine Arroll
Fonterra Co-operative
Justine joined the Board in June 2018.  Justine is the Senior Trade Strategist at Fonterra Co-Operative Group where she has responsibility for Fonterra’s... Read more 
James Dixon
James Dixon
Director
James joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2017 and is the Technical Tour Manager with Farm To Farm Tours, based in Rangiora. The company is solely involved in... Read more 
Juan-Luis Toledo
Juan-Luis Toledo
Ag-Services
Juan-Luis joined the Board in June 2018. Juan-Luis is the Business Development Manager for Ag-Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Primary... Read more 
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Viva Expeditions
Rachel joined the Board of the LANZBC in June 2018.  Rachel is the founder & managing director of Viva Expeditions Ltd and managing director of Chimu... 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 
Diana Hawker
Diana Hawker
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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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Our Business Partners

alabc
ANDI
anzmex
camara del asia
ExportNZ
MACC