NZECO Staff

If you have a general enquiry please email nzeco@treasury.govt.nz, or contact one of the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO) staff below.

Exporters should try to address the checklist of points outlined on the How to Apply page when contacting NZECO regarding their export credit enquiry.

NZECO Staff

Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

Manager

Email: chris.chapman@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6004

About my role

I am the Manager of the NZECO team with a focus on our performance, strategy and partnerships with business, banks and other agencies.

Prior experience

I joined NZECO in 2006 (when there were just 3 staff and one product) and supported the implementation, marketing and utilisation of NZECO's products. Before this I spent 12 years in law (including as a RNZAF legal officer, international events and marketing, and contract management). I have lived, studied and worked in Mexico, Thailand, Canada, UK and Ireland, and backpacked widely around Africa and Asia. I hold a LLB and a Masters in International Business from Otago University.

Three things about me:

  1. Would choose mountains over beaches for a summer holiday.
  2. Have a Mexican wife and 2 young boys who talk Spanish when they don't want Dad to know things.
  3. Been grabbed and kissed by a wild mountain gorilla in a Rwandan jungle.

Peter Rowe

Peter Rowe

Head of Business Origination

Email: peter.rowe@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6080

About my role

I head up the Business Origination team, and our role is to work with exporters, banks and other government/industry bodies to educate them about what the New Zealand Export Credit Office is about and how we can help exporters.  Additionally through meeting exporters the team is able to suggest ways in which exporters can address risks and concerns that keep them awake at night and help them to grow their businesses.  I am responsible for managing relationships with exporters, bankers and export promotion agencies in New Plymouth (Taranaki) and South Auckland.

Prior experience

Prior to working at NZECO I spent the previous 10 years in banking working for banks in New Zealand as well as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London, with a focus on project and export finance transactions.

Three things about me:

  1. I have an in-depth knowledge of the local breweries in London, Auckland and here in Wellington.
  2. I am making the most of Wellington's infamously strong winds by learning to kite-surf.
  3. Have embraced the steep learning curve that comes with being a new Dad.

Phil Quinn

Phil Quinn

Senior Business Originator

Email: phil.quinn@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 890 7440

About my role

My role at NZECO is to help our exporters grow their business. Our range of Trade Credit Insurance and Financial Guarantees can help you secure new sales or fund export sales. I look after Waikato, Wellington (shared), Canterbury, Otago, Southland.

Prior experience

I was self employed as a Lending Adviser for 1.75 years. Prior to this I spent 6.5 years as a Commercial Manager in Banking within Wellington.

Three things about me:

  1. I enjoy nothing better than riding my Mountain Bike around the hills of Wellington. Sometimes I don't fall off.
  2. I referee junior football. I can watch my kids games up close and it certainly beats standing on the sideline getting cold.
  3. I'm often found on weekends cutting and chopping wood. Nothing beats a cozy fire in the middle of Winter.

Tina Leung

Tina Leung

Senior Business Originator

Email: tina.leung@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6086

About my role

My role at NZECO is to help NZ Export clients grow their business.  We do this by providing protection against counter party risk or by assisting exporters with their performance risk.  I am responsible for managing relationships with exporters, bankers and export promotion agencies in Hawkes Bay, Nelson/Marlborough, Wellington (shared), Wairarapa, East and West Auckland.

Prior experience

I worked as an Office & Finance Manager at Data Torque for 2.75 years, prior to that I was employed by Westpac for 8 years in various roles including Franchise Business Manager and SME Manager.  I have also worked for Goldman Sachs for a year during my OE as well as at the Bank of New Zealand.

Three things about me:

  1. I am a bit of a seamstress, although the final product never seems to resemble the patterns I work off for some bizarre reason.
  2. I love a good pub quiz. Bring on the pop culture questions.
  3. I am a keen hobby craft beer home brewer.
Michael Hoare

Michael Hoare

Business Originator

Email: michael.hoare@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6063

About my role

My role with the NZECO is to support NZ exporters as they identify opportunities to grow their business.  Our range of Trade Credit Insurance and Financial Guarantee products may assist with  securing new business opportunities. I am responsible for the following regions, Northland, North Auckland, Bay of Plenty/Central North Island, Manawatu/Wanganui, Wellington (shared).

Prior experience

Prior to joining the NZECO team I spent 11 years working with the ANZ in Queensland, Australia, with a primary focus on business development within the Third Party Relationship and Retail Banking teams.

Three things about me:

  1. Having just returned to NZ, my family and I are looking forward to exploring the great outdoors in NZ!
  2. The highlight of my weekend is often spent watching my kids play sport!
  3. Would one day love to trek to the base camp of Mount Everest!

Thomas Sheng

Thomas Sheng

Business Originator

Email: thomas.sheng@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 890 7207

About my role

As a business originator at NZECO, my role is to work with exporters, banks and other government agencies to help NZ export to grow.

Prior experience

Prior to working at NZECO, I spent almost 10 years working for ANZ in Wellington as well as Societe Generale in Beijing in various roles including Trade Finance, Cash Management and Relationship Banking.

Three things about me:

  1. Keen basketball and football fan. San Antonio Spurs and Barcelona Football Club are my favourite teams.
  2. Enjoy travelling (by train) and learning different culture and customs.
  3. I would love to have another trip to Tibet one day, but with a 4x4 this time.

Kim Tate

Kim Tate

Head of Underwriting

Email: kim.tate@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6018

About my role

I assess the more complex transactions, have responsibility for the underwriting team and review all applications.

Prior experience

I have been with NZECO for 5 years. Before this I worked for a New Zealand bank primarily in corporate banking relationship and credit risk roles.

Things about me:

  1. In my spare time I play and direct at bridge, and swim regularly for fitness.

Feliza Blanch

Feliza Blanch

Senior Underwriter

Email: feliza.blanch@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6971

About my role

As an underwriting analyst, I assess the technical and financial capacity of the exporter or buyer (depending on the guarantee the applicant is applying for) in an export transaction, and prepare a paper recommending a decision to approve or decline an application to our Board and the Deputy Secretary. My work involves communication with the exporter, the buyer, or the exporter's bank; analysis of actual and forecast financial statements; and an understanding of the political risks prevailing in the buyer's country.

Prior experience

I have been working at NZECO as an underwriting analyst for a total of five years.  I have also worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a policy analyst and the Commerce Commission as a regulatory analyst.  Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2006, I worked at Citibank Manila and the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines. My work principally involved credit risk analysis and financial modelling.

Three things about me:

  1. Enjoy shopping with my kids (not the husband).
  2. Eating "yum char" for lunch on the weekend.
  3. Watching Chinese action/love story movies.

Sheila Macam

Sheila Macam

Senior Underwriter

Email: sheila.macam@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6003

About my role

I am part of the Underwriting team. I assess Guarantee applications received from New Zealand exporters and banks. I also report on NZECO's portfolio of outstanding Guarantees.

Prior experience

I started to work at NZECO, as an Underwriter, in 2008. Majority of my work experience were gained in the Philippines, as a Credit Analyst for one of the leading commercial banks in the county.

Three things about me:

  1. I love to cook and eat.
  2. Every weekend, one would easily find me at a Yum Char restaurant.
  3. I enjoy travelling back to the Philippines, to visit family and friends.

Kyle Mackle

Kyle Mackle

Team Assistant

Email: kyle.mackle@treasury.govt.nz

Tel: +64 4 917 6060

About my role

I am the Team Assistant for NZECO. I assist the team with all their administration, preparation of the Technical Advisory Committee board backs as well as looking after the NZECO's website and other marketing material.

Prior experience

Before joining NZECO, I was the Support Services Officer at Transport Accident Investigation Commission for just over three years after finishing my degrees at Victoria University.

Three things about me:

  1. I was born in Caracas Venezuela.
  2. I have a horse, her name is Darma.
  3. I love travelling to tropical countries, especially ones with nice beaches.
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