5 new members

NZAL Chair and the new advisory board are delighted to welcome on board 5 new members.

With this addition of the new crop of member, NZAL membership base has crossed 200! Three of the new members are primarily from the marketing and media industry, a Senior Economist and a business and information systems analyst.

Christina Leung, NZAL Established member, Senior Economist, NZIER

Christina Leung has over eleven years’ experience across the public and private sectors. She heads up Membership Services at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) where she looks after NZIER’s economic forecasts and analysis of the Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion.

Candice Hsu, NZAL Emerging Leader, Digital Director, Eight Digital Communications

Candice Hsu is a Senior Digital Marketing Strategist. Her work has spanned across advertising, media agencies and publishers – including 4A advertising firm Batey (Taiwan), TVNZ, Yahoo! NZ, Exponential Interactive and has represented BBC, Linkedin, CNN and Skyscanner in the NZ market.

Dio Zhao, NZAL Emerging Leaders, Group Marketing Manager, Beijer Ref AustralAsia

In May 2015, Dio was promoted as Group Marketing Manager of Beijer Ref Australasia – one of the biggest Refrigeration and Air Conditioning wholesalers in the world. He is now leading two marketing staff to manage three companies – Patton Ltd, Realcold NZ Ltd, and Beijer Ref Australia – under Beijer Ref Australasia.

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, NZAL Emerging Leader, Co-Founder, The Walking Dream Collective, Writer, Filmmaker

Ghazaleh is an Iranian-New Zealand writer and filmmaker based in Auckland.   She is one of the co-founders of the Waking Dream Collective (www.wakingdream.co.nz) which aims to support and encourage diversity onscreen.

Erick Yap, NZAL Emerging Leader, Manager, EY

Erick is currently a Manager within EY’s IT Advisory practice and has been involved in a number of large business and technology transformation programmes.