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.
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.
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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.
/ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kim was appointed as CEO in September 2016. With a reputation as a pragmatic and strategic leader, Kim has founded two successful and highly regarded law firms in the competitive Sydney market.
/ BUSINESS STRATEGIST - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LEAD
After more than 30 years of owning and running his own businesses David brings strong private enterprise experience across multiple disciplines for a range of organisations from start-ups to SMEs.
/ PROGRAMME MANAGER
Eseta is passionate about exploring economic development as a tool, empowering our communities to become global leaders in enterprise. She is a graduate of the University of Auckland with a law and commerce degree.
/ BUSINESS STRATEGIST - TECH & INNOVATION LEAD
A business owner and entrepreneur with investments in local and international businesses,
Richard brings with him 32 years of experience in the field of business development, strategic planning and investment.
/ BUSINESS STRATEGIST / HATCH - VIRTUAL CEO
With a corporate career in banking and finance Tim brings a love for spreadsheets and robust risk analysis. South Auckland born and raised Tim has a passion for diversity and helping the Pacific take a leading role on the global stage.
/ Business Coordinator - Wellington
An entrepreneur with a background in the arts and technology, Jaemen brings a unique perspective to the challenges of the Pacific community. He is passionate about building capability, leadership and sustainable pathways into the future.
Ethical, reciprocal, collaborative relationships are the key to our success. We partner with the best and brightest New Zealand has to offer.
The Pacific Business Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister for Pacific Peoples for a term of three years.
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.
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.
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The Pacific Business Trust provides support for Pacific businesses and Pacific entrepreneurs in New Zealand, with offices in Auckland and Wellington.
The Trust is focused on growing innovation, talent and leadership through bespoke and responsive business programmes and provides business grants to grow Pacific business.
The Pacific Business Trust facilitates ecosystems which ensure scalability and act as champions for our businesses, identifying and negotiating commercial opportunities.