NZAL Ambassadors

Tony Browne

Tony Browne is Executive Chair of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and chair of the Victoria University of Wellington Confucius Institute.  He is a member of the Executive Board of the New Zealand China Council and chair of […]

Hon. Philip Burdon

Mr Burdon has had a distinguished career across the fields of law, business, and politics.  He graduated in law from Canterbury University, working initially as a lawyer and law lecturer before moving into the private sector in 1970 with the […]

Patrick English

Founding shareholder and VP International, Birkenhead Brewing Patrick English has been involved with China and international trade since 1989, and is currently the VP International and shareholder for Birkenhead Brewing Company. From 2013, Patrick was the Executive Director for the […]

Tony Falkenstein ONZM

Tony Falkenstein is a the CEO and major shareholder of publically-listed Just Water International Ltd and a director and shareholder of PureSEO Ltd. He is a member of the AUT Business School Advisory Board, and has been prominent in business […]

Paul Gestro

Head of Asia Business, Bank of New Zealand Paul is responsible for leading the bank and its customers to financial services, networks and business opportunities throughout Asia. As a specialist in international business Paul has in depth experience in issues […]

Dame Rosie Horton DNZM, QSO, QSM

Dame Rosemary Horton DNZM QSO QSM is a philanthropist and mentor for New Zealand charities. Her passion and focus, over 40 years, has been women and children. Founding Chairman of the following: Friends of Aotea Trust, The Aotea Centre Performing […]

Wen Powles

Director, Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington Born in Malaysia of Chinese-Hakka descent, Wen Chin Powles (陈雯) has lived and worked extensively in Asia,  Wen is currently Director of the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. Wen has […]

Michael Powles

Michael Powles has headed New Zealand diplomatic posts in the Asia (as New Zealand Ambassador to China, and before that, as Ambassador to Indonesia) and the Pacific (as High Commissioner to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu). He was Deputy Secretary […]

Carl Worker

Principal Business Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Carl Worker is a veteran New Zealand diplomat with specialist expertise in China and South America. Carl recently concluded an extended term as New Zealand Ambassador to China where he led […]