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Andrew Watene

COVID Recovery: Building Resilience into Export and Supply Chain Strategies - panellist
Director, KPMG

Andrew Watene

Ngāi Tūhoe

Andrew is originally from the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, and of Tūhoe descent. He returned to New Zealand three years ago after a 20-year career in the food industry holding varying senior and executive roles, with 15-years working in Asia, Africa, the America’s and Europe for Irish, Japanese and New Zealand Food Groups.

He is a Director at KPMG New Zealand and has a multifaceted role.

Andrew is Head of KPMG Propagate, KPMG New Zealand’s dedicated Agribusiness and Export Advisory Services while also developing and positioning KPMG New Zealand’s agribusiness and export strategy with KPMG’s Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.

Andrew works with New Zealand’s food and fibre businesses, helping clients manage their risk and grow, especially those who identify as being Māori or export-orientated. Andrew is proud to contribute to New Zealand’s competitive future as a Board Member of the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (“NZTE”) as a Beachheads Advisor, and Enterprise Ireland’s A/NZ Advisory Panel.  He holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

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