World Class New Zealand
The World Class New Zealand Network is about making a contribution to New Zealand's success and reputation on the world stage.
It employs a collaborative approach to activating New Zealand’s economy through a network of leading New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand who open up new opportunities for the country.
World Class New Zealand members actively contribute to New Zealand’s success, each in their own way. This includes providing thought leadership, connecting with other international leaders, and providing expert advice to organisations locally that will grow New Zealand.
The network is also the destination for New Zealanders wishing to tap into these connections, and seek help from the leaders in their field. At the heart of this is the aspiration to build an innovative New Zealand.
Find out how you can connect with World Class New Zealand members here.
The annual World Class New Zealand Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements of leading New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand. This year we celebrate eight leading New Zealanders and one friend of New Zealand at a black tie gala dinner on May 23.
World Class New Zealand is a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise initiative delivered by Kea New Zealand. The network is funded partly by the New Zealand government, and partly through private sector partners and sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the support we receive.