Honorary advisers

The Asia New Zealand Foundation draws on a network of 15 honorary advisers, hailing from 10 Asian countries. These well-respected figures are a crucial asset to the Foundation in its mission to strengthen links between New Zealand and Asian countries.

The network usually holds formal biannual meetings, and advisers often meet individually with the Foundation's chairman and executive director. The last meeting of the honorary advisers was held in July 2014. The next meeting will be in Kuala Lumpur in April 2016.

Some of the Asia New Zealand Foundation honorary advisers at Premier House, with Prime Minister John Key in July 2014


Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand 


Mme Li Xiaolin, President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

Professor Zhou Guangzhao, Former President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hong Kong SAR

Dr Victor K Fung, Group Chairman of the Li and Fung Group


Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd


Mr Amris Hassan, Chairman, PT Pelangi Niaga Mitra Internasional


Mr Hirofumi Nakasone, Member of the House of Councillors


Tan Sri Leo Moggie, Non-Executive Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad


Mr Roberto Romulo, Chairman of Chartis Philippines Insurance, Inc.


Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence

Mr Stanley Tan ONZM, CEO and executive director, Global Yellow Pages

South Korea

Professor Han Sung-Joo, Chairman of the International Policy Studies Institute of Korea and Professor Emeritus, Korea University


Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, former Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Dr Ajva Taulananda, Vice Chairman, True Corporation Public Company Limited


Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Socio-cultural & educational advocate

Last updated: 19 May 2015