Here are links to resources on external websites including business development agencies, banks and insurers who have worked with us and may be able to help you.

NZ Inc.

We collaborate with NZ Government agencies (NZ Inc.) in our support of exporters. We invite you to meet representatives from the NZ Inc. and the export-promotion services listed below who can assist you on your "export journey":

NZ Inc. - A guide to who does what

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)
NZTE helps identify, plan for, and act on exporters’ biggest opportunities for international growth. NZTE does this by boosting global reach and market knowledge, and by building an exporter’s capability to succeed internationally.
Tel: 0800 555 888

Callaghan Innovation
Callaghan Innovation is supports hi-tech businesses in New Zealand. The agency provides a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.
Tel: 0800 422 552
Support and advice for exporters and small businesses considering exporting.
Tel: 0800 424 946

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
MFAT actively promotes and protects New Zealand’s export interests by creating opportunities for exporters. MFAT does this by negotiating free trade agreements and using an extensive offshore network to make connections, open doors and remove regulatory road-blocks.
Tel: 0800 824 605

Education New Zealand (ENZ)
Education New Zealand is involved in two main international functions – student recruitment and export business development.
Tel: 04 472 0788

Venture Investment Fund (VIF)
VIF invests with venture capital funds and alongside angel investors to support New Zealand technology companies with start-up and growth capital.
Tel: 09 951 0170

Kea helps the 1 million Kiwis living offshore to connect with home and with one another, enabling them to share and leverage global experience, knowledge and opportunities.
Tel: 09 373 4057

Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)
MPI negotiates market access arrangements and provides trusted assurances to importing countries that New Zealand products meet their requirements in areas such as food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare.

New Zealand Customs Service
Customs protects New Zealand’s trade reputation by providing assurance over the security and legitimacy of exports. Customs also supports New Zealand’s international competitiveness by helping exporters to reduce the costs of duties and avoid processing delays at international ports.
Tel: 0800 428 786

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
MBIE promotes a supportive and dynamic business environment to foster more internationally competitive businesses through a range of measures including: addressing regulatory and other barriers to businesses' ability to export; reducing 'behind-the-border' barriers to trade; managing New Zealand's immigration system; and promoting innovation and productivity in the tourism sector.
Tel: 04 901 1499

ExportNZ’s aim is to inspire, educate and accelerate our member companies into suitable and sustainable export markets. ExportNZ also provides strong advocacy on behalf of our member companies – reducing trade barriers, and collectivising exporters to get your views heard and your issues addressed with Government.
Tel: 09 367 0950

Bank contacts

In every export credit arrangement there must be someone with the ability to finance the payment of the export and extended credit term. This may be the exporter, although it is normally the exporter’s bank or another financier.

We are open to working with all banks. A selection of banks that the NZECO has a close working relationship with are:


David Barnett
Associate Director - Trade & Transaction Banking
Trade & Supply Chain, Commercial & Agri
Tel: +64 7 837 8767


Mike Atkins
Head of Trade Finance
Global Transaction Banking
Tel: +64 9 374 8200 or +64 274 758 889


Iain McLeod
National Manager International Trade
Tel: + 64 3 353 2912


Monique Dalton
Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance
Tel: +64 9 368 8630


David Lynch
Manager Retail International Operations
Tel: +64 4 382 3385


Steve Thompson
Acting Head of International Business
Tel: +64 9 367 3616

Trade credit contacts

A key focus of NZECO is to expand the range and depth of cover provided by the private sector, rather than competing directly with them. If an exporter or their buyer is seeking trade credit insurance for a period of less than 12 months, NZECO recommends contacting one the following trade credit insurance companies or brokers. Your bank may also provide advice on which firms to utilise.

Listed below is a selection of private Trade Credit insurers servicing New Zealand firms.


Liam Berry
Head of Trade Credit and Surety, Australasia
Property and Special Risks
Tel: +61 2 9240 1815
Mobile: +61 481 438 374


Martin Jones
Country Manager NZ
Tel: +64 4 815 8112


David Meys
Head of Credit Facilities
Tel +64 9 391 3348

Euler Hermes Trade Credit Ltd

Carolyn Gardiner
Business Development Manager
Tel: +64 9 354 2914

QBE New Zealand

Ian Clague
Country Manager
Tel: +64 09 980 3468

Aon New Zealand

Neil Bhikharidas
Aon Trade Credit
Tel: +64 9 362 9002

Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Limited

Tom Comerford
Relationship Manager (AKL)
Tel: +64 9 623 9923

JLT New Zealand

Deborah Fisher
Business Development (AKL)
Tel: +64 9 300 3763


Steve Lowe
Client Advisor - National Trade Credit Manager
Tel: +64 9 928 3156

National Credit Insurance (Brokers) NZ Ltd

Phil Ashby (AKL)
Manager New Zealand
Tel: +64 800 442 556

Willis New Zealand Limited

Mike Kayes
Willis Trade Credit
Tel: +64 9 356 9374

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