About us

Our Board

The Directors of the LANZBC are elected annually by its Members.

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

Matthew O'Meagher
Matthew O'Meagher
President
Matthew O’Meagher has been the President of the LANZBC since May 2013 and a Director since November 2011. Latin America has defined his career as an... Read more 
Leandro Cavalcanti
Leandro Cavalcanti
Vice President
LANZBC member since 2009, Leandro joined the Board in 2014, serving as Vice-President since 2015. In his term as a Board Director and VP, he has developed the... Read more 
Kevin Murray
Kevin Murray
Treasurer
Kevin has been a director of LANZBC since 2012 and held the role of Treasurer since July 2013. His principal experience in Latin America being in FMCG food and... Read more 
Heather Kawan
Heather Kawan
Executive Officer
Heather is a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow of Governance New Zealand (formerly Chartered Secretaries New Zealand, Inc), having graduated under the Institute... Read more 

Directors

Peter Harris
Peter Harris
CBL Insurance
Peter Harris joined the Board of the LANZBC in April 2016. Peter participated in the buyout of CBL Insurance in 1996, and was appointed its Managing Director in... Read more 
Nick Williams
Nick Williams
Pacific Basin Exports
Nick Williams has been a Director of Pacific Basin Exports since 2007, and joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2015. Pacific Basin Exports has been a specialist... Read more 
Tania Stoyanof
Tania Stoyanof
Director
Tania Stoyanof joined the LANZBC Board in 2017 and is the Founder and Owner of Black Label Experience, a high end global experiential inbound tourism... Read more 
James Dixon
James Dixon
Director
James joined the Board of the LANZBC in 2017 and is the Technical Tour Manager with Farm To Farm Tours, based in Rangiora. The company is solely involved in... Read more 

Ex-Oficio Directors

Lisa Futschek
Lisa Futschek
Education New Zealand
Lisa Futschek is Regional Director, Americas, Japan and Korea with Education New Zealand (ENZ). ENZ is the Government’s international education marketing and... Read more 
Alana Hudson
Alana Hudson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Alana Hudson is Lead Adviser responsible for the Latin America and Caribbean regions in the Americas Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.... Read more 
Brendan Mahar
Brendan Mahar
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Brendan Mahar is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s International Market Manager for South America. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the... Read more 

Platinum Members

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CBL Insurance
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Our Business Partners

alabc
ANDI
anzmex
camara del asia
ExportNZ