Catherine Beard

Executive Director, ManufacturingNZ & ExportNZ

Catherine works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers.

Catherine has spent the last 20 years as a lobbyist and advocate for several industries, including on climate change issues for the energy-intensive sector, all aspects of the fire and general insurance sector and dairy issues in the agricultural sector.

She represents BusinessNZ at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council.

Catherine co-founded a design and manufacturing business that won national design awards for children’s furniture.

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