Joseph oversees the Business Development Strategy for Northland Inc that incorporates the Regional Business Partnership with NZTE and Callaghan Innovation.
His specialist areas are high value manufacturing and growth, capital raising, exporting, technology and innovation. Joseph has facilitated innovation and growth in some of New Zealand’s most successful companies in his roles at the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Positively Wellington Business and Wellington City Council. Outside his role with Northland Inc, Joseph is the Chair of Biogro NZ Limited, NZ’s premier Organic certifier.
Joseph has a BA in Economic History and a graduate diploma in Economic Development. He is an accredited Economic Development Professional (AEcD NZ) and a member of the Institute of Directors (MInstD).
Professor Roy Green is Chair of the Innovation Roundtable at University of Technology Sydney, a conjoint professor at University of Newcastle and Fellow of the RSA and Irish Academy of Management. His doctorate is from the University of Cambridge and he has published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management, including projects with the OECD and European Commission. Roy has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas, most recently as Dean of the UTS Business School. He has chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre, CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, NSW Manufacturing Industries Advisory Council and Queensland Competition Authority, and served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce and a range of industry and innovation bodies. Currently, Roy chairs the Port of Newcastle and Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Hub and is a board member of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
Kiri Goulter is a highly accomplished tourism and economic development professional with extensive experience in destination management, marketing, product and industry development. From 2009-2016 Kiri was Chief Executive of Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, and has held senior management roles with Tourism New Zealand and Enterprise Northland. Kiri has worked extensively across the public and private sectors and is currently working with central and local government, and industry, to develop a more sustainable, productive and inclusive sector through improved destination management planning.
Kiri is a member of the Institute of Directors and has held national and regional governance roles. She is Deputy Chair of Te Waka, (Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency) and a member of the Waikato Institute of Technology’s (Wintec) governing Council. Kiri holds a Graduate Diploma in Economic Development (AUT) and was a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2015 – Industry Champion, and inaugural Women of Influence Awards 2013 – Regional/Local.