Esther joined SenateSHJ after a career focused on international business, government relations and diplomacy.
Esther started her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she was a diplomat and trade negotiator. She held a number of trade and economic focused roles and also served offshore in the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi, India for three years where she focused on market access for New Zealand companies, and trade and economic policy.
More recently, Esther has held senior positions working for the New Zealand sheep and beef sector. In those roles she developed strategies and initiatives that aimed to better place the sector to respond to challenges, capitalise on opportunities and improve reputational standing. She also supported companies to export overseas, resolve regulatory barriers and advocate on behalf of the sector on a range of complex and often highly political issues.
Esther has a Master of Laws, International Business Law, from the University of London.
“The old adage “great minds think alike” isn’t always true – I love that at SenateSHJ we prioritise having a diverse team with different backgrounds and strengths that together are willing to challenge thinking, problem solve outside the box and bring new perspectives to client issues.”