Heather Baigent

Director

Director

Interact Consulting Ltd
Heather is a former teacher, diplomat and corporate international manager. Her diplomatic career included postings in Samoa, Indonesia and as Deputy Head of Mission at the New Zealand Embassy in China. She subsequently spent five years as International Manager for New Zealand’s technical accreditation authority, International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), including serving on a number of international and regional accreditation committees. In 1999, Heather established her own international consulting business in trade facilitation, specialising in technical barriers to trade. Over the past twenty years, she has served on the executive of a number of export-related business councils and, in 2013, was elected as the first Honorary Life Member of the Executive of the Auckland Branch of Export New Zealand. She has also served on the Boards of not-for-profit organisations and is a member of the Institute of Directors