Heather Baigent

Katabolt Associates

Heather Baigent


Interact Consulting Limited, The University of Auckland, International Accreditation New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand


Trade faciliation, export compliance and regulatory issues


NZ, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific


Heather is a former teacher, diplomat and corporate international manager. Her diplomatic career included postings in Samoa, Indonesia and as Deputy Head of Mission at the New Zealand Embassy in China.  She subsequently spent five years as International Manager for New Zealand’s technical accreditation authority, International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), including serving on a number of international and regional accreditation committees.  She now runs her own international consulting business in trade facilitation, specialising in standards and conformance, and has undertaken assignments for clients throughout the Asian and Pacific regions.  Heather is also an advisor and trainer on regulatory compliance issues and has assisted a number of New Zealand companies and NGOs with export-related, quality and regulatory issues.

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