About Us

Our Board

The Directors of the LANZBC are elected by its Members at the Annual General Meeting, for a tenure of up to three years. 

In addition to elected Directors, the Council benefits from the input and advice of ex-officio directors from Education New Zealand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

Executive Team

James Dixon
James Dixon
Chairperson
James joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2017 and is a director and shareholder of Farm To Farm Tours, based in Rangiora. The company is solely involved in... Read more 
Paul Dunbar
Paul Dunbar
Treasurer
Appointed to the LANZBC Board in October 2020, Paul is currently the Commercial Investments Manager at Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). As part of... Read more 
Giuliana Silveira
Giuliana Silveira
Chief Executive Officer
As the Executive Officer for the LANZBC, Giuliana Silveira supports the Council in its day to day operations and contributes to its strategic direction by... Read more 

Directors

Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Viva Expeditions Ltd
Rachel joined the Board of the LANZBC in June 2018 and was elected Vice-President in May 2020. She is the founder and managing director of Viva Expeditions Ltd,... Read more 
Shane Ball
Shane Ball
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Shane Ball joined the LANZBC Board in June 2018 and served as Vicepresident between August 2018 and May 2020. He is the Senior Marketing Manager- Global at... Read more 
Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon
STRACON
Steve joined the Board in May 2021. Since founding STRACON in early 2003, as a shareholder, CEO and executive director, Steve Dixon has led the successful... Read more 
Felipe  Rojas
Felipe Rojas
Fonterra Co-operative
Felipe is the Category Manager for Ingredients and Logistics at Fonterra Co-Operative Group. He is responsible for managing and developing the relationships... Read more 
Daniela  Ximenes
Daniela Ximenes
Seequent
Lawyer, with over 20 years of experience in doing business between New Zealand and Latin America, enabling projects and businesses and leading multicultural... Read more 

Ex-Officio Directors

Philipp Grunert Collins
Philipp Grunert Collins
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Philipp Grunert Collins is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s International Market Manager for Latin America. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the... Read more 
Sarah  Lee
Sarah Lee
Unit Manager, Latin America & Caribbean, Americas Division
Sarah Lee manages the Latin America and Caribbean Unit in the Americas Division at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Sarah is a career... Read more 
Ana  Azevedo
Ana Azevedo
Education New Zealand
Ana Azevedo is the Director of Internationalisation for Education New Zealand.Previously to her position in New Zealand, Ana represented ENZ in Brazil for 12... Read more 

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