MICHAEL GREENSLADE

CEO - TRADE &  INVESTMENT COMMISSIONER

Manuel is responsible for attracting investments into the Pacific Region and brokering deals at every phase of a commercial transaction. Manuel has regular engagements with investors and businesses in both NZ and the Pacific and uses the Pacific Hub as a platform to connect the right partners so that all receive a mutual benefit with their partnership and investment.

Experiences:

  • Investment banker for the Government Financial Institution (Philippines)

  • Economist for International Research Organisation

  • Business Consultant for Pacific Businesses

Expertise:

  • Inward investment promotion

  • Market knowledge NZ and the Pacific Stakeholder engagement

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Philippines

  • Master’s in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific

MANUEL VALDEZ

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

IAN FURLONG

TRADE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Ian drives the Trade element of PTI with his leadership and management of the Pacific Path to Market programme. Ian trains and upskills SMEs across the Pacific through this programme with a focus on export-capability, so they can connect with importers and distributors in New Zealand.

Experiences:

  • General Manager Pacific Business Mentoring Programme

  • General Manager Coca Cola Fiji

  • Senior Management Coca Cola Amatil New Zealand

Expertise:

  • Business capability training

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Strong knowledge of the Pacific private sector

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Science (Microbiology) from the Christchurch technical Institute

Dev leads the communication and marketing operations which includes editing for both the Pacific Periscope e-newsletter and the quarterly Trade Winds journal. Dev has oversight with all stakeholder communications and engagements.

Experiences

  • Head of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific

  • Writer for National Business Review (NBR)

  • Senior Editor for Islands Business International

Expertise

  • Communications, Journalism, Research, Writing, Editing, Teaching

  • Design, Multimedia and Content Management,

  • International business, Social and Economic Development Initiatives

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Bombay, India

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communications & Management, India

DEV NADKARNI

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & RESEARCH MANAGER; EDITOR OF PACIFIC PERISCOPE

ELEANOR IKINOFO

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & RESEARCH; PACIFIC PERISCOPE; SOCIAL MEDIA

Expertise

  • Communication with Pacific Island communities

  • Multimedia, Content Management and Social Media

  • Research and Data Analysis.

Eleanor leads the social media engagement and supports the development of all communication material including Pacific Periscope.  Eleanor ensures that PTI communications are regularly updated and relevant for our various stakeholders.

Experiences

  • Writing Journalist

  • Freelance reporter for various publications

  • Marketing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Communications (PR Major) - AUT University

  • Bachelor of English, (English Major) University of Auckland

  • Certificate of Journalism, Pacific Journalism Course - Manukau Technical Institute

Expertise

  • Event management and promotion

  • Accounting and finance administration

  • IT and Website Management

Shivani is responsible for all office administration including financial accounting and maintenance of the stakeholder contacts and database.   She is also heavily involved with the event planning and logistics of PTI events such as trade shows and conferences.

Experiences

  • Administrative Manager for The Accounting Solution (Fiji)

  • Premium Business Teller for BSP Bank

  • Clerical Officer for Fiji National University

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Management & Public Administration and International Business Marketing – University of South Pacific

  • Diploma in Business Accounting  - Fiji National University

SHIVANI PRASAD

OFFICE MANAGER

RILEY BIRTWISTLE

TRADE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - INTERN

Riley primarily supports the delivery of the Path to Market program and focuses on the follow up engagement with our clients. Riley also supports the rest of the team with their various work streams and activities.

Experiences

  • Retail and marketing

Expertise

  • Communication and stakeholder engagement

  • Project management

  • Public relations

Qualifications

  • Currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (marketing and management) at Auckland University of Technology

JOHN CRAWFORD

John is the Chair of the PTI NZ advisory board and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the organisation including; senior private and public sector management, business development and strategy, oversight of commercial entities to improve business performance and competitive market position.

John sits on various boards such as the Commerce Commission and he consults for major organisations including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Auckland Council Investments Limited.

RACHEL AFEAKI-TAUMOEPEAU

Rachel is an experienced strategic and business director overseeing key relationships across the Pacific region and internationally in both the public and private sector. Rachel has extensive governance experience with a special interest in trade and investment promotion and facilitation, international research expeditions and NGO advisory.

Her board memberships include; the Pacific Business Trust, Habitat for Humanity NZ, NZ Institute of Directors Waikato Branch, the NZ Tonga Business Council and the South Pacific Regional Director for the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Women’s Commission.

ROB DONLEY

Rob is the Sales Manager at SAMEX an organisation that focuses on providing the most efficient supply chain and logistics practices for export businesses around the world.

 

His industry knowledge in business strategy and strategic planning aligns with the work that PTI do in the Pacific region.

Rob's experience in the Pacific means he has strong relationships with the local businesses as his New Zealand company exports food and beverage to the Islands on a regular basis.

PETER KIELY

Peter has had over 30 years’ experience in business in the Pacific.  In 1993 he was a founder member of the New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council and has had continuous membership ever since.  He also was a founder member of the New Zealand French Business Council involving  trade in the French Pacific and a membership of over 30 years. In 1992 he was appointed New Zealand Director of Pacific Forum Line and held that directorship for two periods of approximately 12 years. From 2011 to 2018 Peter was Chairman of Pacific Cooperation Foundation. A barrister and solicitor by occupation he has served on the University of Auckland Council for 8 years and was Pro-Chancellor from 2012 to 2014.  

 In 2010 he was appointed Chairman of the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust.In 2017 he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to New Zealand’s interest in the Pacific and the law”.

ROHIT REDDY

Rohit is the Managing Director of Reddy Group and has been instrumental in broadening the group's strategic investments into different sectors and regions. He has extensive experience in hotel and real estate investment, private equity, and finance. 

Rohit graduated from the University of Auckland in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.  Rohit is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rohit is also an alumni of the OPM course at Harvard Business School.

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