Steering Committee

Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

General Manager of Customers

Lisa leads the Customer team and is responsible for NZTE’s work with companies and coalitions throughout New Zealand. She has considerable experience in international business and sales.

She joined NZTE in 2016 as a customer manager, working with premium consumer brands. Prior to this, she spent 16 years working for Icebreaker in a number of roles across multiple global markets, including as United States general manager and New Zealand general manager. She also has commercial experience in the media, hospitality and transport sectors.

Her board roles have included the Children’s Cancer Association, Portland Outdoor and Athlete Development Commission, Parisian Neckwear and ilabb.

She is a mum to four awesome kids and has a huge affinity for being outside.