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Director Business

Permanent / Full Time

Who we are 
The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is the leading non-profit, non-partisan New Zealand institution on Asia and delivers programmes and initiatives to equip New Zealanders to thrive in Asia. This includes building knowledge and understanding through activities in business and entrepreneurship, education, media, arts, sports, research and Track II diplomacy and leadership development. 

The role 
As a senior member of the Foundation’s team, you will be responsible for the further development and implementation of an offshore internship programme for business placements and sustaining a network of contacts and activities with the business community.  You will also be tasked with building and maintaining relationships within the New Zealand’s business community, identifying new opportunities nationally and internationally to equip New Zealand business to thrive in Asia.  You will also oversee the management of an exchange programme between New Zealand and Asia of young entrepreneurs.

Attributes you will bring 
This is a unique opportunity to work with the business sector.  We are looking for candidates who have: 

  • Experience working between Asia and New Zealand in the business sector or commercial roles
  • Established networks in New Zealand business and links to Asia
  • Well-developed networking and presentation skills 
  • Excellent relationship and influencing skills including an ability to work cross-culturally
  • Team management experience

This is a unique opportunity to build on the foundations of a dynamic programme. To find out more about this exciting role please do not hesitate to contact me today! 

How to apply 
Please visit and refer to reference number 570596 or for further information contact Gemma Forrest on 09 368 7300 or All applications will be acknowledged by email. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 July.

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