Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

What NZTE is doing in Asia and NZTE’s overall strategy

Guest Speaker: Tim Gibson
CEO, NZ Trade and Enterprise

Event Date: Thursday 3rd March 2005
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Hong Kong Shanghai Bank
The Board Room, Level 25, HSBC Tower, 195 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Tim Gibson took over as Chief Executive of the newly established New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in April 2003. Prior to joining New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Mr Gibson was the Managing Director of Kapiti Cheeses Limited. Before that he was Managing Director of New Zealand Milk (Europe), where he led the formation of the Anchor/Lurpak joint venture with Arla Foods. He has also been Group Manager, Global Strategy for the Dairy Board, and Regional Chief Executive, North Asia, based in Tokyo. Prior to joining the Dairy Board he was in senior roles in a well known NZ manufacturer, Donaghys.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is a key part of the Government’s strategy to grow in New Zealand a portfolio of world-class sectors and businesses that are internationally competitive with sustained and profitable foreign exchange earnings.

Mr Gibson was born in Dunedin and educated at Otago Boys High School and the University of Otago. He has also studied at Insead (France), IMD (Switzerland) and Harvard (USA). He speaks German and Japanese. Based in Wellington, Mr Gibson is married to Pele and has three sons. His interests include reading, fishing and keeping fit.

Mr Gibson is a director of the Alliance Group and a Trustee of the Asia 2000 Foundation. He is also an advisor to the University of Otago Business School.

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