Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Brett O'Riley

Brett O’Riley

Senior Management Team
Brett O’Riley is the Chief Executive of the EMA, having commenced in that role in January 2019. He is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, with post graduate qualifications from MIT (Boston) and Singularity University (San Jose).
Contact details
  • Phone
    +64 9 367 0900
  • Mobile
    64 9367 0910
  • Email
  • Website
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Business Finance & Tax; Employment, People & HR; Health & Safety; Industry & Manufacturing; Management, Strategy & Leadership; Policy & Law; Sales, Marketing & Customer Service; Trade & Export
​Brett returned to New Zealand from Australia in 2009 and has spent the last 10 years dedicated to the goal of growing the New Zealand innovation eco-system, as founding CE of NZICT, founding deputy CE of the Ministry of Science + Innovation, and recently as Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Auckland’s economic growth agency until September 2017. Prior to that Brett worked in the telecommunications and IT sectors for 20 years in New Zealand and internationally.

Prior to joining the EMA Brett worked as a Director and Advisor to organisations with a common goal, connecting them with international markets and opportunities. Brett will continue to be involved with some of these including directorships of Dotterel Technologies, Wine Grenade and the New Zealand Film Commission, and he also serves as the independent chair of the Hapi Brewing Success PGP project.

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