Malcolm Bailey (Chair)
Malcolm Bailey is a farmer and Chairman of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ. A former director of the dairy cooperative Fonterra, Malcolm is also a director of Westpac New Zealand Limited and Chairman of the Red Meat Profit Partnership. Malcolm is also Chairman of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ, and is a member of the International Food and Agriculture Trade Policy Council (IPC). He is a board member of the NZ US Council.Formerly Malcolm was National President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Special Agricultural Trade Envoy for the New Zealand government, and External Monetary Policy Adviser to the Reserve Bank of NZ.He lives on a beef and dairy support farm near Feilding.Malcolm has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics degree from Massey University in New Zealand.
Peter McBride is chairman of global kiwifruit marketer ZESPRI International Limited. He has been ZGL/ZIL director since 2002, director of Zespri Innovation since 2002 and Kiwifruit Vine Health chairman since 2010. His career has been focused on agribusiness development and management in kiwifruit, apple and dairying enterprises. He and his family have a long history of investment in, and commitment to, the growth of the kiwifruit industry through their orchard holdings.
Kirk Hope is Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body, advocating for New Zealand’s success through sustainable market-led growth. Kirk previously led the New Zealand Bankers’ Association and Financial Services Federation after holding a range of senior positions at Westpac, including Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs. A barrister and solicitor with a master’s degree in law focused on regulation of financial services, Kirk also holds a post graduate honours degree in political science. For five years he was a member of the Commercial and Business Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
Michael Barnett is Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a Director of the NZ Chambers of Commerce & Industry. He is chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust and the Auckland Children’s Christmas Parade Trust. He is an elected member of the Auckland Regional Council and a Director of Willis NZ, International Risk Management Consultants and Insurance Brokers.
Andrew is the Southern South Island farmer-elected Chairman and Director of Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Him and his wife Lisa farm 1030 ha sheep and beef breeding/finishing farms at a couple of locations in Otago and Southland. Andrew is also Director of the following boards; New Zealand Meat Board, Ballance Agri Nutrients, Ovis Management Ltd, WRONZ, Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and Agricultural Leaders Health and Safety Action Group.
Steve Yung is CEO of Sealord Group, a global seafood enterprise with a worldwide fishing, processing and marketing network. Sealord is New Zealand’s best known seafood brand, with a growing presence in Australia.Prior to joining Sealord, Steve was the Managing Director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand. At McCain he was a member of the global Senior Leadership Team, where he gained extensive experience in multi-national food manufacturing.Steve has 30 years of broad multi-channel experience in the food industry; including FMCG, food service, manufacturing and agriculture across Australian, New Zealand and Canadian markets.
Alan was appointed Chief Executive of New Zealand Apples and Pears Inc in March 2012. A Chartered Accountant, his career spans both central government and professional service organisations. He has managed some of New Zealand’s largest law firms, including being a part of the team that put together the first trans-Tasman law firm merger. Alan has held a number of directorships including the Canterbury Development Corporation, and the Canterbury Economic Development Fund. He was President of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce for 2009 and 2010, having served as a Director since 2005.
Philip Gregan is the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Winegrowers Inc, the national industry organisation that represents, researches and promotes the interests of New Zealand grape growers and wine makers. Philip has been with New Zealand Winegrowers and its predecessor, the Wine Institute of New Zealand, since starting as a Research officer in 1983. He has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 1990. Philip has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Hons) degrees, majoring in Geography, from the University of Auckland, and has also completed a strategic leadership course at Oxford University in the UK. Philip is married to Robyn McGregor and they live in Auckland with their three daughters
Hon Simon Power
Simon is the General Manager of Consumer Banking & Wealth for Westpac New Zealand, having joined in 2012 following a 12 year career as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Between 2008–2011 he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Commerce and Minister of State Owned Enterprises, among other designations. During that period, he led significant reform and change in financial market oversight and regulation in NZ. Simon has previously sat on the Board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and chaired the NZUS Council. He is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, a member of the NZ Institute of Management and is currently an honorary advisor for the Asia NZ Foundation and a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).
John Loughlin is a professional company director. He is Chairman of Meat Industry Association NZ Inc., PowerCo Limited, Tru-Test Corporation Limited, EastPack Limited, and Hop Revolution Limited. He is also a director of Augusta Capital Limited. John is a former Chairman of Zespri Group Limited, Prism Group Holdings Limited, Allied Farmers Limited and Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers. He is a former director of Port of Napier Limited, AgResearch Limited, Metlifecare Limited, Toll NZ Limited, New Zealand Meat Producers Board and NZ Lamb Company (North America) Limited. John and his wife Kathryn established and own Askerne Estate Winery.
Sarah Salmond is a senior public and regulatory lawyer and the Head of Russell McVeagh’s International Trade Law Practice. Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, she was a Senior Consultant in the European Union, Competition and Trade Law Practice at DLA Piper in London and Washington DC. Before entering private practice, Sarah was an international trade negotiator for the New Zealand Government, a consultant at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and a senior official at two industry associations in London.
Stephen Jacobi – Executive Director
Stephen Jacobi is managing director of Jacobi Consulting, a consultancy offering strategic advice in international trade, government relations and industry development. Stephen is a former diplomat, ministerial advisor and chief executive.
Fiona Cooper – Associate Director
As Associate Director Fiona advises on trade policy, government relations and communications, drawing on nearly thirty years of experience in the private and public sectors.
Stephanie Honey – Associate Director (ABAC)
Stephanie Honey advises on international trade policy, strategy and government relations, drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Stephanie is a former trade negotiator and diplomat and also runs Honey Consulting, a trade policy consultancy.