Kea New Zealand

Regional Director for US

Kea New Zealand

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United States

Work type:
Regional Director

We are looking for a new Regional Director for the United States to help deliver Kea’s mission in the region of facilitating high impact connections for New Zealand businesses operating across North America, and managing the relationships within the World Class New Zealand Network, NZ Inc and Friends of New Zealand.

Kea has many close ties to NZ Inc, the New Zealand Government, Kiwi businesses based in the region and NZ-educated foreign students who have returned to the US following their studies. This role will maintain, manage and leverage these relationships to deliver Kea’s mission.

About the role

With a multitude of work happening at Kea Headquarters in New Zealand, the role of Regional Director in the US requires someone who can work autonomously while also being a key part of Kea’s small but high-performing team. You’ll be methodical and have excellent time management skills, with proven experience of leading, managing and leveraging high-level relationships.

This is a part-time role (20 hours per week) based in Los Angeles reporting directly to the Global CEO. Key performance indicators for the role include but are not limited to:

  • Leveraging the talent and networks of New Zealand expats and Friends of New Zealand across North America for the benefit of the New Zealand economy
  • Relationship management of World Class New Zealanders and emerging leaders in the region
  • Co-ordination of joint activities and events in cooperation with NZ Inc partners in market (NZTE, MFAT, Education NZ), as well as with key local players (relevant Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Corporate Partners)
  • In-market business development focusing on facilitating high impact connections as outlined by the CEO, in coordination with NZ Inc partners in market
  • General management of events in the region, in cooperation with the Kea team based in New Zealand and relevant partners
  • Managing Kea US’ annual budget, financial reporting and monthly activity reports
  • General administration as required
About Kea

Kea is New Zealand’s Borderless Nation. Our mission is to connect our expats and Friends of New Zealand to one another and to Aotearoa. Our key activity is to facilitate High Impact Global Connections for the benefit of New Zealand.

We do this by engaging with our half-a-million strong community of global Kiwis, members of the World Class New Zealand Network, our partners who champion New Zealand’s global success, and NZ businesses with the ambition and drive to take on the world.

If you have any questions, please contact Ngapera Riley at

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