Director||ANZLF New Zealand

Fiona Cooper is New Zealand Director for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, a role she has performed part-time on behalf of BusinessNZ since 2011. Fiona is also Associate Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and is Vice-Chair of the East Asia Business Council’s RCEP Working Group. From 2014-2018 she was also part-time Executive Director of the NZ-US Council.

Through her consulting company, Fiona advises clients on government relations, trade policy and communications, drawing on 31 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Fiona previously worked in the dairy and banking sectors and for the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade including a secondment to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Canberra in 1989 and a posting to Washington DC from 1992-1996. She did her BA (Hons) in political science and history at the University of Canterbury.