Meet Your Honorary Consuls
John has recently retired as Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. John has extensive experience in the retail sector including roles as Managing Director of Wellington`s Kirkcaldie & Stains, General Manager-CEO of Pacific Retail Group (Noel Leeming), among others and a further 20 years in retail management in the U.K. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, John was on the Board of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce since 2009 and was elected President in 2014. John is now enjoying retirement in the Wairarapa.
Dermot is a corporate and commercial lawyer. After many years as a partner in two of New Zealand’s most prominent commercial law firms, he has set up his own practice, specialising in banking and finance transactions. Dermot has a broad range of clients and deals with a very wide range of matters in his work.