Meet the Team

Meet the Senior Leadership Team

Andrea Tonner

Andrea Tonner

Operations Director / Assistant to Chief Executive

Catherine Beard

Catherine Beard

Director, Advocacy

Dane Ambler

Dane Ambler

Executive Director, Buy NZ Made

Joshua Tan

Joshua Tan

Executive Director, ExportNZ

Kirk Hope

Kirk Hope

Chief Executive

Mike Burrell

Mike Burrell

Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council

Phil Love

Phil Love

Deputy CEO and General Manager

Tina Schirr

Tina Schirr

Executive Director Energy and Climate Change, BusinessNZ Energy Council

Meet the BusinessNZ Team

Alana Douglas

Alana Douglas

Events Manager, Sustainable Business Council

Antonia Burbidge

Antonia Burbidge

Head of Climate and Sustainability, Sustainable Business Council

Cal Roberts

Cal Roberts

Communications Advisor

Charlotte Kootstra

Charlotte Kootstra

Sustainability Manager - Climate & Environment, Sustainable Business Council

Deb Bougen

Deb Bougen

Executive Assistant, BusinessNZ & BusinessNZ Energy Council

Jan Lang

Jan Lang

Administrative & Licensing Assistant, BuyNZ Made

John Pask

John Pask

Economist

Kate Barlow

Kate Barlow

Head of Communications & Events (Acting), Sustainable Business Council

Kathryn Asare

Kathryn Asare

Manager Communications

Levi Gibbs

Levi Gibbs

Energy Policy Advisor, BusinessNZ Energy Council

Mark Cox

Mark Cox

Senior Policy Advisor - Future of Work

Nicole Schlichting

Nicole Schlichting

Digital Communications Advisor, Sustainable Business Council

Paul Mackay

Paul Mackay

Manager - Employment Relations Policy

Pravin Sawmy

Pravin Sawmy

Membership Manager, Sustainable Business Council

Rachel Simpson

Rachel Simpson

Manager - Education, Skills and Immigration

Robert Perry

Robert Perry

Manager - Sustainable Leadership, Sustainable Business Council

Sally Betts

Sally Betts

Executive Assistant, Sustainable Business Council

Shannil Varma

Shannil Varma

Manager, Climate Leaders Coalition

Sheena McKechnie

Sheena McKechnie

Team Administrator, Database Administrator & Personal Assistant

Stephen Summers

Stephen Summers

Economist

Tiahna Fairey

Tiahna Fairey

Executive Assistant, BusinessNZ & Major Companies Group

BusinessNZ pay by gender

BusinessNZ is committed to providing equal opportunities as part of an inclusive and diverse place to work
As part of this journey, BusinessNZ has investigated pay by gender in September 2022 to understand the gender pay gap within the organisation

The difference based on the male average earning salary compared to the female average earning salary across all employees (excluding casuals) is 24%
The difference based on the male median earning salary compared to the female median earning salary across all employees (excluding casuals) is 18%