ExportNZ Executive Director, Catherine Beard, is pleased to announce that Canterbury exporter Mr David Boyd is the new Chair of ExportNZ, taking over from Sir Ken Stevens, who recently retired from the role after 11 years of great service.
David Boyd is Founder and Director of Foot Science International, a business that designs, manufacturers and exports orthotics that sell through podiatrists and foot care specialists around the world.
David Boyd is a leading member of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce ExportNZ branch, and Foot Science International is a past winner of the Champion Canterbury Awards export category.
CEO of Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Leeann Watson says David Boyd is highly regarded in the Canterbury business community and is a businessperson who gives a lot back to other exporters in many ways, including as a Beachhead Advisor in the NZTE network.
David Boyd says he is looking forward to working with the rest of the ExportNZ Advisory Board members on how ExportNZ can support exporters through policy and advocacy on exporter issues and through the 8 regional offices around New Zealand which are operated by the EMA (Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty), Business Central (Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Wellington), Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (Canterbury) and Otago Southland Employers Association (Dunedin and Invercargill).
David Boyd said it has never been more important for the export community to support each other than in these challenging economic times, and that is the strength of the ExportNZ network.