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

Patrick English has been involved with China and international trade since 1989. He has a BA in Chinese studies and International Relations and a Masters in International Management and Chinese from the University of Waikato and was one of 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

Director, William Partnerships 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 relating to global trade, cross […]

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

Wen has held senior positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade both in Wellington and diplomatic roles overseas in Beijing, the New Zealand Mission to the United Nations in New York, and Shanghai where she was New Zealand Consul […]

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

New Zealand Consul-General, Hong Kong and Macau 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 300 staff […]