KPMG New Zealand would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards. The Awards, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) celebrate the passion, vision and new approaches that New Zealand businesses are taking to achieve international success.
KPMG New Zealand chose to sponsor the award's leadership categories because we are passionate about supporting and celebrating our most talented leaders and ‘tall poppies’. Recognising and promoting great leadership is strongly aligned with our purpose of fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity.
Brett Hewlett (Comvita) named ‘KPMG Outstanding International Business Leader’. Judges admired Brett’s commitment to Comvita's founding values and to giving back to other businesses.
John Brakenridge (The New Zealand Merino Company) was named ‘KPMG Leader: Outstanding Contribution to International Business’, adding to the ‘Outstanding International Business Leader’ accolade he picked up in the 2010 New Zealand International Business Awards. Judges commended John for being resolute in his vision to move New Zealand merino out of the commodity basket and up the value chain.
They are world-class business leaders that generate innovative ideas, identify great market opportunities, and through their commitment and skill that have carried their success through to a global stage. They embody the outstanding qualities needed to compete and win in offshore markets, and provide an example of how to fuel New Zealand prosperity.
To find out more information on the New Zealand International Business Awards programme, visit www.nzte.govt.nz/awards.