ABOUT

We do amazing things with amazing people and partners to drive business success. We are passionate about creating the right environment for high growth Pacific businesses to thrive.


ACHIEVING IMPACT

We achieve impact by facilitating and enabling ecosystems which ensure scalability and by being champions for our businesses, identifying and negotiating commercial opportunities. We’re focused on growing innovation, talent and leadership through bespoke and responsive business programmes and provide grants to catalyse and accelerate specific growth initiatives. We provide support for Pacific businesses and Pacific entrepreneurs in New Zealand.

 

SEE HOW WE’VE GROWN

The Pacific Business Trust is a Charitable Trust established in 1985. Our mandate is to grow Pacific businesses into sustainable, viable and commercially successful enterprises.

OUR TEAM

OUR PARTNERS

Ethical, reciprocal, collaborative relationships are the key to our success. We partner with the best and brightest New Zealand has to offer.

  


OUR BOARD

 The Pacific Business Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister for Pacific Peoples for a term of three years.

L-R: Pelenato Sakalia, Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau, Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira, Kenina Court, Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu

Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira MNZM, Chairman

Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira is a prominent and experienced Pacific consultant on public sector issues and a leading governance practitioner in both public and private sectors.

Kenina Court, Deputy Chair

Kenina Court is a Principal with WHK (NZ) Limited. Having graduated from the University of Auckland, she held a number of middle management roles before working as the Chief Financial Officer for the Aarque Graphics group of companies.

Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau, Board Member

Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau is an experienced strategic and business director for her own company FaceNorth Promotions Ltd who has worked on numerous projects between New Zealand and the Pacific region to include trade and investment promotion and facilitation.

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu, Board Member

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu is an experienced business leader. Previously a New Zealand diplomat and trade negotiator, Peter is currently a Partner for Navigator Limited.

Pelenato Sakalia, Board Member

Pelenato Sakalia is of Tokelau and Samoa parents. Having being raised by grandparents from Tokelau, Pelenato considered himself fortunate to have a solid cultural upbringing with traditional values and principles at its core.


OUR RECORD

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