Paul Voigt and Donald Lawrie
Paul Voigt, Senior Investment Manager - Screen Production
Paul Voigt joined Investment New Zealand in 1999.
co-ordinated work to maximise the investment benefits from major events around the millennium.
These were the America's Cup defence of 1999/2000 in Auckland, Asia Pacific Economic Conference 1999 in Auckland, and the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
took up the position of investment manager screen production in 2000.
guides activities that promote New Zealand as a screen production location for feature film, television and television commercials to international filmmakers.
Investment New Zealand
also facilitates investment in infrastructure and film finance for the screen production industry.
has also worked closely with several production houses to attract feature films to New Zealand.
In particular, Investment New Zealand
took the New Zealand government lead in the supporting New Zealand as the film location for The Lord of The Rings trilogy, The Last Samurai and Whale Rider.
Paul has been a member since 2001 of the Board of Trustees of Film New Zealand, New Zealand's national film location office.
Background and expertise
Paul graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
has over 25 years experience in international marketing and economic development.
career includes trade promotion, trade policy, competition policy and economic development, including Maori economic development.
Paul was consul general and trade commissioner in Vancouver from 1986 to 1991.
He has also worked as a private business consultant and taught international marketing at Auckland University on a part-time basis.