CRAIG LATIMER

Manager
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise 


I am Canterbury born and bred, with a passion for helping Canterbury’s economic success and seeing our business community grow and prosper. 

I work for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise helping Canterbury companies grow internationally.  I work directly with Canterbury businesses with annual revenues in excess of $6B and $4.1B in export earnings.

I bring to The Chamber a well-respected and experienced international perspective.

I also bring the ability to help navigate the web of agencies across the NZ Inc. ecosystem including MBIE, MFaT, MPI, NZTE, Callaghan Innovation, CDC, Food Innovation Network, Manufacturers Network and many of the other acronymed agencies.

My career spans 27 years of commercial experience in private companies, an SOE and laterally working for NZTE. I have a breadth of exposure across a range of industries including building products, energy, infrastructure, technology, food & beverage and international business development. 

Having been a business owner myself, I get how tough it is and the important role The Chamber has in supporting Canterbury business. 

It has been a privilege serving The Chamber and its members for the last two years on the Board including the last year on the Audit and Risk Subcommittee. I have also represented The Chamber on the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Inc Board and ChamberSouth committee.