Investment Director

  • 12mth Contract Opportunity
  • Auckland Based
  • Forefront of helping New Zealand accelerate an export-led recovery

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New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand’s international economic development agency, partnering with entrepreneurial NZ companies to help them grow bigger, better, faster for the benefit of New Zealand. Throughout Covid19 events and the evolving environment, NZTE is at the forefront of helping facilitate investment into Kiwi companies to support their growth and drive domestic activity to global markets.

Our Investment team focus across early-stage and entrepreneurial start-up Companies providing investment readiness advisory services, plus originating Regional Greenfield opportunities and supporting NZ companies in attracting foreign direct investment.

Due to an international secondment, this a unique contract (12 months) opportunity for a Corporate Finance/PE or related Investment professional looking to join a growing environment in a strategic senior leadership role, with a challenging Deals and Advisory focus.

As part of the GM Investment’s Leadership team, the position plays a critical role across people management between the Domestic Investment and International Investment teams. The challenge will be to lead, manage and develop a highly engaged group of Investment/Corporate Finance professionals across Client Investment Readiness and Investment Attraction to further develop a world class value add investment service, including:

  • Providing inspirational and empowering leadership
  • Driving integrated stakeholder engagement and workflows
  • Originating domestic deals of scale and quality and connecting to global investors
  • Influencing and hosting investment events across the capital raising community

A high degree of commercial acumen and strategic agility is required to create unique relationships across the private and public sector, including domestic and international government and trade relationships. Strong technical capabilities to originate, progress and transact on deals will also be critical to the success of the role. NZTE offer a culture where there is genuine passion and purpose to work for a cause and fit into a values system based on ambition, adventure, honesty and trust.

Virtue Consulting is partnering with NZTE Investment to manage this recruitment mandate, with formal applications closing Friday 17th July. If you would like to engage further about this opportunity, please contact Virtue Consulting’s Director, Chris Heswall at

We believe New Zealand is good for the world. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is an equal opportunity employer. At NZTE it is all about our people and we seek diversity of thought; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity or disability. If we need to make specific accommodations in any part of the interview process please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Specialist.