Head of investment
My role as head of investment is to help bring international trade, investment and business to Auckland, including matching international investors with local businesses looking for capital, governance experience and access to offshore markets. I am engaged strategically with local and offshore partners including NZ Inc, offshore companies, foreign economic-development agencies, consulates, civic bodies and industry organisations.
Our team generates between $400 million and $1 billion annual GDP growth for the Auckland region, by attracting and matching businesses, investors and investor migrants. As well as facilitating opportunities for investment, we help investors connect with the region’s business ecosystem: introducing them to key contacts, finding premises, and assisting migrant investors and their families as they settle into the region.
Some recent examples include a pipeline of television and feature film productions, such as streaming shows for Netflix and Amazon; we have also helped hotels and large-scale retailers, such as IKEA and Costco, make significant investments in Auckland operations.
Before joining ATEED, my career has spanned a number of senior portfolio roles encompassing legal, commercial, business transformation, strategy and governance. I have an established leadership track record of delivering significant digital, process and sales transformation.
Areas of specialisation: Construction, Distribution, Telecommunications, IT and Screen
Years in the industry: 20+ years