Stephanie Honey is Associate Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum, provides policy advice to the New Zealand members of the APEC Business Advisory Council and is also a trade policy and strategy consultant, including working with the New Zealand China Council.
She is also co-founder of a consultancy providing executive education in trade policy. Stephanie’s areas of interest span regional economic integration and the WTO, agriculture and food trade issues, services trade, investment and cross-cutting issues such as non-tariff barriers and the digital economy. She has worked extensively on trade issues relating to the Asia-Pacific, including China (where her interests include Belt and Road), ASEAN and North America, as well as Europe and Australia.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Stephanie had extensive government experience, including serving as the New Zealand agriculture negotiator in the WTO Doha Round negotiations; as the senior official for the bilateral relationship with Australia; and a three-year posting in Brussels at the New Zealand Mission to the European Union.