International specialist Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson

International specialist


I identify and facilitate international trade, investment, and business-attraction opportunities to help companies in Auckland grow. With a focus on Australia, the United Kingdom and wider Europe, I work with foreign economic-development agencies, consulates, civic bodies and industry organisations, developing trade and investment programmes and delivering them to companies and investors that will help us achieve the city’s strategic ambitions.

My role is to connect partners and clients with the right trade and investment opportunities. As Auckland Unlimited works to grow Auckland into one of the world’s greenest economies, we are attracting like-minded partners that want to be part of Auckland’s fast-growing economy, creating sustainable businesses and quality jobs.

I bring more than 20 years’ experience in international investment, trade and economic development work for both the South Korean and UK governments. I have also spent three years as a small business owner/operator, so I understand the drivers of business. One of the satisfactions of my role lies in working with innovative companies and seeing them grow successfully and internationalise.