NZ Alumni Committee and Honourees

The BGS NZ leadership team is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the NZ chapter of BGS. All members of the leadership team have been inducted as BGS lifetime members as part of the AACSB International business accreditation.


Alex Waddell
BGS NZ Alumni President

Leading the chapter with strategic vision, overseeing operations, and representing the chapter externally, fostering a culture of excellence and professional development among members.

Allister Benjamin
Partnerships Liaison

Developing and managing partner relations to enhance the chapter's network and collaborative opportunities, ensuring mutual benefits and strategic alignment with external entities.

Nischay Shah
Marketing Coordinator

Elevating the chapter's profile and engagement through effective communication strategies, managing PR and social media campaigns to foster community involvement and awareness.

Peter Zhong
Treasurer Officer

Managing financial stewardship to ensure the chapter's fiscal health, and maintaining transparency and accountability.


Venasio-Lorenzo Crawley
AUT | 2023

Independent Director

Cecilia Tarrant
UOA | 2021

Non-Executive Director and Angel Investor

Peter Vial
AUT | 2020

New Zealand Country Head at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Jim McElwain
AUT | 2019

Executive Director - Institute of Finance New Zealand (INFINZ)

Bernard Te Paa
AUT | 2018

Ministry of Health - Chief Advisor, Maori

Helen Robinson
AUT | 2017

Co-Founder and Executive Director - Organic Initiative

Frank Olsson
AUT | 2016

President NZ Europe Business Council

Meishi Sonobe
AUT | 2015

Chairman and Representative Director K.K. GTMS & GTMS (NZ) Limited

William Anthony Caughey
AUT | 2015

Chairman, Smith and Caughey

Let’s build something together.

If you would like to collaborate or contribute to the BGS NZ community, get in touch!

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