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New Leaders Elected for LANZBC

New Leaders Elected for Latin America New Zealand Business Council

The Board of the Latin America New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC) is delighted to announce the election of Dr Matthew O’Meagher as President, and Peter Cullen as Vice President.

Dr O’Meagher is Senior Advisor International Relations at the University of Auckland and has vast experience both living and working in Latin America. Peter Cullen is the Founding Partner of Wellington based Cullen Law and is the Honorary Consul for Colombia in Wellington.

The Board thanked outgoing President Clare Callow and Vice President Thomas Manning for their leadership of the Council in recent years and in particular for their event organisation skills, their publicity work, and for growing the Council membership.

LANZBC exists to promote economic and trade relations between New Zealand and the countries of Latin America. It works closely with counterpart organisations in Latin America, with Embassies and Consulates from the countries of Latin America, and with the New Zealand Government to promote closer business relations and expanded trade between Latin America and New Zealand.

“I am honoured to have been elected to this important role” Dr O’Meagher said.

“A new momentum has been established in the relationship between New Zealand and Latin America following the visit by the Prime Minister to the region in March.

“I look forward to working with the Board and the membership to help realise the new opportunities that were identified during the Prime Minister’s visit.

“I also look forward to assisting the further growth in membership and Council activity and building on the achievements of the outgoing leadership team.

“I thank Clare Callow and Thomas Manning for the contributions they have made to the Council over recent years and look forward to their continued service as Directors and involvement in Council activity” Dr O’Meagher concluded.

Full details of the LANZBC Board membership can be found on www.lanzbc.co.nz <http://www.lanzbc.co.nz> .

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