Meet The Team

Glynis Miller

Trade Commissioner
Glynis heads PTI NZ and brings with her a wealth of experience of the Blue Pacific region in both policy and technical coordination.

Most recently at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Glynis is passionate about supporting Pacific Island Countries to realise their potential through growing in their export capability as well as securing investment into business and infrastructure.

Manuel Valdez

Operations Manager
Manuel oversees high-level HR duties, such as attracting talent and setting training standards and hiring procedures. He runs PTI NZ organisational processes, and oversees improve quality, productivity, and efficiency.

Manuel also has a wealth of experience in investment banking, international trade, international business relations, project management skills and strategies and building strategic relationships.

Aude Douyère

Trade Development Manager
Aude manages PTI NZ's participation in sector-specific trade shows (e.g. Fine Foods NZ), the coordination of the Deal by Design Programme, the PTI NZ online catalogue, and promotes and connects Pacific products with NZ distributors. She is good at building strong relationships with exporters and buyers to get the results.

Anne-Marie Petersen

Marketing Communications Specialist
Anne-Marie heads the MarComms strategy and implementation for PTI NZ. A storyteller by nature, Anne-Marie is passionate about ensuring people know, and understand, the very unique environment we operate in and why the commercial relationships we develop and grow are so important, and beneficial to all countries within the Blue Pacific.

Rohan Lord

Trade Development Manager
As well as connecting Blue Pacific businesses to the NZ market Rohan also manages the Path 2 Market online educational webinars. Within this sits the Business Mentoring Programme, a bespoke ten-week mentoring programme.

Rohan brings a wealth of experience to the role. His expertise includes business development, account/sales/export management and customer relationship management.

Shivani Prasad

Office Manager (currently on maternity leave)
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.
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