Introducing management.

Michael Barnett, Chief Executive of the Auckland Business Chamber leads a management team dedicated to developing the best platform for business in Auckland.

Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett


Michael Barnett is Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and a Director of both the Auckland Chamber and NZ Chambers of Commerce & Industry.   

Michael was recognised by the Queen in the 2011 New Year’s Honours with a NZ Order of Merit.

P 09 302 9916

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John Lawrence

John Lawrence

As the Finance Manager, John is responsible for the financial performance, administration and statutory reporting of the Auckland Chamber.

John is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants with a background of senior finance roles in the wholesale and distribution industry.

P 09 302 9912

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Leah Gates

Leah is the Project Manager for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. This exciting role encompasses the design, modelling, negotiation and piloting of many of the Chamber's new initiatives. This has included the employment programmes, training and business to government relationships.

Leah spearheaded and now runs the successful CadetMax employment programme, and along with a number of exciting projects the Chamber is currently working on, has a focus on youth employment, women leadership and recruiting off-shore talent. Leah utilises her business management, project development, training and recruitment experience and an IT-savvy skill set in this varied role.

M 021 612 108

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Natalie Woodbridge


As the Events Manager, Natalie is responsible for the creation, development and implementation of the events and training on the Chamber’s calendar. Natalie’s role is to ensure members have the opportunity to attend a wide range of informative, motivational, educational and interactive events and training that will assist their business success.

Natalie’s incredibly enthusiastic about creativity and bringing out of the box ideas to events. Providing motivation, excitement, and that ‘something special’ along with excellent customer service is an essential. Her background includes brand planning, graphic design, marketing and events of all sizes where she thoroughly enjoys identifying and conceiving new opportunities where she can truly let her creative light shine bright.

P 09 302 9913

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Rebecca Seymour East

Rebecca Seymour East

As the Manager of Major Events, Rebecca is responsible for the project management of the prestigious annual Westpac Auckland Business Awards.

Rebecca joined the Chamber after working in the events industry in Singapore. She also has an extensive background in finance and a BA Hons First Class in Sociology.

P 09 302 9910

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Glenys Crawford

Glenys Crawford

Glenys is passionate about business, her clients and how she can add value to your business.

As the Membership Manager, Glenys will provide new members with support and potential members with information about the extensive services and fantastic networking opportunities offered by the Chamber.

Glenys has had extensive experience in managing client relationships, account management teams and business practices. She has helped clients manage and implement their brand communications in print and online for over 20 years.

A long association with the Chamber means Glenys has a great deal of knowledge about what the Chamber can offer its members. Her first involvement with the Chamber was over 10 years ago when she pitched and won the Auckland Chamber of Commerce print business for rebranding and other print work.

M 021 811 093

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