Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - About Us

About Us

The EMA champions New Zealand business and helps members succeed.
The EMA provides its members with employment relations advice from industry specialists, a business school with over 100 courses and a wide variety of conferences and events to help businesses grow. In addition the EMA advocates on behalf of its members to bring change in contentious areas such as resource management, Employment Law, and infrastructure development.​

Brett O'Riley - Chief Executive
As Chief Executive, Brett heads up the services offered to members within our region to support and develop strong businesses.

These services include training, advocacy, legal and advisory services including, government relations, networking, and a number of business focusedconferences.​

Read More About Brett ​​| Board Members | Senior Management Team

Our Network

EMA is a founding member of BusinessNZ, New Zealand's largest business advocacy body, committed to championing a production, export-oriented, competitive business environment in which enterprise can thrive.

Membership is drawn from four regional business organizations: Employers' & Manufacturers' Association (EMA), Business Central, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC), Otago Southland Employers' Association (OSEA- which offer services and support to over 14,500 members companies.

General Enquiries

Membership & Accounts

P/ +64 9 367 0900

Training & Events

P/ +64 9 367 0909


NZ 0800 300 362
AU 1800 300 362



Phone: +64 9 367 0900
Physical Address:
145 Khyber Pass Road Grafton, Auckland 1023
New Zealand
Postal Address:
Private Bag 92066
Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142


Phone: +64 7 839 2710
Physical Address:
103 Tristram Street
Hamilton 3204
New Zealand
Postal Address:
PO Box 490
Waikato Mail Centre,
Hamilton 3240


Phone: +64 7 348 0334
Physical Address:
Level 1 Trinity House
1268 Haupapa Street
Rotorua 3010
New Zealand
Postal Address:
PO Box 7411,
Rotorua 3042

Bay of Plenty

Phone: +64 7 571 0600
Physical Address:
Smart Business Centre,
65 Chapel Street,
Tauranga 3110
New Zealand
Postal Address:
PO Box 13 202
Tauranga Central
Tauranga 3141

Member Engagement Team

Kayne Franich
M/ +64 27 488 8772
Jacqui Dunphy
M/ +64 27 430 0377
Janine King
M/ +64 21 276 2048

Ava Williams
M/+64 21 133 9767
Kane Wright
M/ +64 21 1182 826
Anna Li
M/ +64 21 039 8680


Media inquiries

Journalists, please contact our communications representative below:
Melanie McKay, Public Affairs and Communications Manager P: +64 9 367 0916 M: +64 27 410 1196


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