New Zealand Trade & Enterprise made three new appointments to its Greater China team this week.
Glen Murphy is the new regional director, who will oversee key relationships across the region and be responsible for the operations of NZTE’s offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He will move to Shanghai in January 2014. Glen, who has been a New Zealand Beachheads Adviser since August 2012, moved to China in 2003 to head up The Nielsen Company providing information and advisory services to consumer marketing and retailing companies. He then moved to Hong Kong in 2009, where he ran the organisation’s key client service teams across Asia, Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa. He established a consultancy and training company CXX NZ Ltd in 2011, which has delivered successful projects throughout the region.
Ivan Kinsella is the new director commercial and investment relations. Ivan is currently director investment in Beijing leading the Greater China Capital team and will continue to work in matching the supply and demand of capital flows between China and New Zealand. In addition, he will also support the regional director in leveraging the increasing number of NZ Inc relationships with China and be responsible for building deeper commercial relationships with large Chinese corporates, particularly Chinese State-Owned Enterprises.
Ivan has been with NZTE for two years. He was previously with Austrade in Beijing and has over 20 years’ experience dealing with Asia in corporate, advisory and government roles. He has also been based in Taipei, Hong Kong, London and Sydney. He has an MSc in Management from the London Business School.
Liam Corkery has been appointed as trade commissioner in Beijing. He is responsible for facilitating and promoting trade and investment and maintaining an extensive network of relationships relationships relevant to New Zealand businesses. He was based, previously, in Singapore with NZTE and has worked for the organisation in both Wellington and New York. He has a triple major Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University and a Global Executive MBA from the University of Southern California, delivered jointly with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Liam is replacing Alan Young who will return to New Zealand, where, from March 2014, he will work as a beachheads advisor in the Services team two days a week, advising companies targeting the Great China Market.