Executive Committee

Andrew Wilson 

Chair of PNG NZ Business Council
2019 – 2020
e: andrew@wilsonsmith.co.nz

Andrew has recently been appointed Chair of the PNGNZ Business Council, having been a member through his company Beca, a New Zealand based engineering firm, with extensive international experience, including assisting in the design and construction of many of PNG’s infrastructure and industrial assets since the early 1990’s. Beca was one of the founding chairs of the Business Council back in 1993.

 Andrew has worked personally in PNG since 2010, leading Beca’s work in the country, including the first phase of the large, ADB funded CADIP Project, providing the design for the upgrade of runways of 11 regional airfields and the construction of the Hoskins airport and the new Mt Hagen Terminal.

Andrew Wilson has had a career spanning more than 40 years, has worked and travelled extensively and has overseen a number of infrastructure development projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region. He has recently retired as the International Director of Beca, New Zealand’s leading engineering and related consultancy services organisation, specialising in the design and management of projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

Andrew is also on the board of PCF, where he joined in 2014 and is currently the Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit and Risk committee.


John Hayes – Patron

e: johnhayes862@gmail.com

After a period working as an economist, Hayes joined MFAT. He has represented New Zealand in Singapore, India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia where he was head of Mission, in Papua New Guinea  and in Iran (as Ambassador. He was made  an Officer of the Order of Merit for his work in the Bougainville conflict. He was Principal Private Secretary to Mike Moore for 3 years during The Ministers Moore’s tenure of the cabinet portfolios’ of Overseas Trade and Marketing, Tourism and Sport. He was elected as Member of Parliament for the Wairarapa for three terms from 2005.

He has business interests in Wellington and the Wairarapa and served as a Director of the New Zealand Export Import Corporation for three years. 

John was appointed as Patron to the NZ PNG business council at the Annual General Meeting in 2018

Ray Allen

Code Avengers
e: ray@codeavengers.com

Born 1984 Goroka,  Papua New Guinea
Migrated to New Zealand in 1995 at the age of 11.
Played rugby for the Manawatu Turbos and for the Waikato Mooloos through 2007-2010.Ray is the Chief Operations Officer at Code Avengers, an ed-tech business based in the Waikato, that specializes in teaching learners of all ages how to build apps, websites and computer games.
Ray is on the board of World Water Rams Charitable Trust, which uses water Rampump technology to bring running water to remote communities in developing countries



Martin Devlin

Fletcher Construction – South Pacific
e: MartinD@fcc.co.nz

Martin provides business development and estimating management to Fletcher’s South Pacific business unit.

After a hugely successful career in the UK, Martin worked extensively in the Middle East and Australia on projects across a range of procurement models such as design and construct, early contractor involvement and engineer procure construct. Since joining Fletcher in 2014, Martin’s focus has been on the wider South Pacific to ensure participation and award of key tenders.

Principle focal point for all customer relationships for both new and existing clients, external consultants and stakeholders including Key Account Management Plans. His role encompasses bid management, value management, customer engagement, design management, risk management and cost control, whilst providing leadership and support to the bid team in ensuring all key client deliverables are achieved. Martin uses his extensive commercial acumen to strengthen large scale project proposals and provide governance to achieve client goals.

Working frequently with both the private and public sectors including that of Developers, NGOs, Investment Banks; Donor Agencies, local Island National Governments, New Zealand and Australian departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade on their property offices and aid divisions. Martin has a sharp focus on key outcomes. Leveraging his varied industry experience, he brings fresh thinking to how we approach our clients, strengthening relationships to enhance project feasibility and success.


About Fletcher Morobe Construction

Fletcher Construction has been active in the South Pacific since 1946 and commenced operations in Papua New Guinea in early 1978 trading under the name of Fletcher Morobe Construction (FMC). With head offices in New Zealand, Fletcher South Pacific offers the best of international capability and support matched with deep local understanding and broad connections.

Fletcher Morobe employs 450 people and has a well-established inventory of plant and equipment and a world-class joinery workshop at its Port Moresby Head Office. The FMC team provides a wide range of experience and industry knowledge, delivering commercial, civil, design and construct projects in Papua New Guinea including the Sir John Guise Stadium and Taurama Aquatic Centre, Grand Papua Hotel and Waterfront Shopping Centre National Parliament Haus, Jacksons International Airport, Star Mountain Plaza Hotel Structure and Gordons market.

Fletcher Construction has delivered buildings and infrastructure of national significance in New Zealand for over 100 years. It is a Division of Fletcher Building and employs approximately 4000 people across New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

Peter Kiely

Kiely Thompson Caisley
e: kiely@ktc.co.nz

Peter was a founder member of NZPNGBC in 1993.  He has been a regular visitor to PNG since then.  He liaises, arranges and recommends professional legal services.  


Murray McCully

McCully Consulting Group

Murray was Chair of the NZPNG Business Council 2018 – 2019

The Honourable Murray Stuart McCully CNZM CF was New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs for eight and a half years and Member of Parliament for thirty years, retiring from politics in September 2017.

Paul Pledge

General Manager – Operations, Tradestaff Global
e: paul.pledge@tradestaffglobal.com

Tradestaff Global is a New Zealand based international recruitment agency that specialises in the supply of Expat workers in contract, temporary and permanent positions across a variety of sectors.

Part of New Zealand’s largest privately owned recruitment group we offer a unique method of supplying labour. Our approach delivers significant benefits to companies operating

internationally and in particular more remote locations.

We have supplied clients of varying sizes from one worker to large projects with over 100 Tradestaff Global workers on site at any given time in a multitude of different sectors including;-

  • Remote Projects
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power & Energy
  • Civil & Infrastructure
  • Mining
Eric van Duin

Vice Chair 

Plant & Platform – Technical Manager
e: evanduin@pandp.co.nz

Eric van Duin has a Chemical Engineering background. Eric has spent close to 30 years in the Oil and Gas industry in New Zealand and the Netherlands. He started his career at NZRC (New Zealand Refining Company). This was followed by a variety of roles with Shell in the Netherlands, at the head office and Shell’s refinery located at Pernis.

Eric returned to NZRC as part of the Future Fuels Team, responsible for the integration of new units into the existing refinery structure. Since 2009, he has been employed by Plant & Platform Consultants Ltd (P&P) and has been in his current role as Technical Manager for the last five years.

Eric has represented P&P on the NZPNGBC over the last few years, taking up the role as vice chair for the last three years. Based in New Plymouth Eric enjoys the outdoors as well as the arts in all its forms.

Scott James

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
e: scott.james@nzte.govt.nz

Scott is the Market Manager for Australia and the Pacific, for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is New Zealand’s international business development agency. NZTE’s role is to help New Zealand businesses grow into international markets. 

NZTE sits as ex-officio on the New Zealand Pacific Business Council working jointly to support companies doing business in the Pacific. 

Scott has been with NZTE for the past five years predominantly working directly with New Zealand companies operating across the globe in a customer manager capacity. Having moved into the Pacific role in 2018 Scott now works directly with companies active across Pacific markets

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

w: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/pacific/

New Zealand is a Pacific country connected to the region by culture, history, politics, people, language, and shared interests. We also share personal ties, including family connections and the links forged through education, business, travel, and friendship.

The Pacific is a unique part of the world. Its 30,000 islands may make up less than 2% of the Pacific Ocean but they’re brimming with unique species, rainforests and glorious beaches; surrounded by crystal clear waters, coral reefs and the world’s deepest ocean trenches; and they are home to an extraordinary community.

The Pacific Ocean itself has rich cultural, social and ecological significance, and ocean areas are an important economic resource for many Pacific countries.

The region does have its challenges: in some areas the soil can’t grow crops or feed farm animals, there are active volcanoes and extreme weather events, sea levels are rising, and there aren’t always the workers needed to build, design, plan, teach, protect and care for the community. New Zealand works in partnership with Pacific countries to meet these challenges, and to support peace, prosperity, and environmental protection in the Pacific region.

Now, more than ever, the well-being of New Zealand’s people, economy and environment is closely linked to the well-being of the Pacific region in which we live. We are committed to sustainable development with and for the Pacific, and tackling the global challenges – particularly climate change – that affect our region

Pacific Trade Invest

w: https://www.pacifictradeinvest.co.nz/

Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand is part of the Pacific Trade Invest Network of offices operating out of Sydney, Australia; Beijing, People’s Republic of China; Geneva, Switzerland and Auckland, New Zealand. We are the Pacific’s lead trade and investment promotion agency, tasked to drive trade and investment between the economies of the Pacific Island Countries and New Zealand.

Our mandate is driven by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), supporting the 16 Forum countries from the Blue Pacific: the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands), Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.