I would like to introduce myself - Jo Pennycuick.
My career began 22 years ago when I started my design practice, Redesign Group. I have built Redesign into a global design practice with offices located in India, Vietnam and Christchurch.
Over the years I travelled extensively building relationships and connections with companies and colleagues which enabled me to expand my business to assist NZ companies venture into the Middle East and India.
Due to Covid 19 and the impact on business worldwide, I set up a company Real Healthcare, supplying PPE to governments and corporates in South Africa, Dubai and UK. I am passionate about utilising any opportunity that arises.
I am part of the Export NZ Advisory panel and am the only NZ representative of the E&Y Winning Women’s Entrepreneur APEC group. I am on the NZTE focus 700 companies and frequent Government led delegations to India, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. I am very involved with the INZBC.
I bring to the Board my extensive experience within international trade and export and a passion to assist local SME’s build and strengthen their businesses with encouragement to export and impact change. As a woman in business, I can empower other women to become leaders in their areas of expertise, to mentor and nurture talent with support, advice and impelling of confidence to ‘give it a go’, to push boundaries and never take no for an answer. There is always a solution and together we will find it!