Catherine Beard

Executive Director
Export NZ

Catherine Beard has a wealth of experience in government relations and communication on behalf of industry associations, and is a champion for New Zealand manufacturers and international traders.

Catherine has close connections to key Government Officials and Government Ministers that have responsibilities for trade.  As Executive Director of ExportNZ she provides strong advocacy on behalf of industry to communicate their business challenges to politicians, policy makers, the media and the public.

Catherine also co-founded a design and manufacturing business called Fohfum that has won national design awards for children’s furniture.