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Chris Paykel

Committee Member

Chris Paykel

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Chris is Country Manager New Zealand for Qatar Airways. Previously he has led the commercial sales team for Emirates as Sales Manager New Zealand and has served as member of the NZMEBC executive for ten years as Executive Committee member, Treasurer, and Vice Chair.


Chris continues to be active in driving membership engagement and delivering value through a number of projects that have been targeted across council initiatives including digital engagement and regular connectivity through seminars/workshops discussing current changes in the region and the opportunity that this provides for New Zealand companies. 


Chris can assist members with general enquires regarding both the council and is able to provide guidance with queries in all areas of supply chain. 


Chris is a trustee of the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust, Ipipiri Nature Conservatory Trust, executive member of the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Areas of Focus

Chris can provide NZMEBC members with advice on the following:

Avionics Engineering


Market Entry Support

Market Entry Support



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