New Zealand and Singapore business ties

Singapore and New Zealand have a close and collaborative relationship based on shared history and interests.


We celebrated the 50th anniversary of our diplomatic relationship in 2015, which also marked the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. 


As advanced small countries within the Asia-Pacific region, there is strong economic complementarity between New Zealand and Singapore. Singapore is New Zealand’s seventh-largest trading partner and an important source of investment. Many New Zealand businesses operating in East and South-East Asia use Singapore as a base. 


The New Zealand-Singapore relationship also spans science and innovation, education and tourism. New Zealand and Singaporean research communities have longstanding links, especially in areas of food and nutrition.

Approximately 500 Singaporeans study in New Zealand and many New Zealand students study in Singaporean universities. Tourism from Singapore is also on the rise – approximately 61,000 Singaporeans visited New Zealand in 2018, and the number is growing at about 6 percent. More than 4,000 New Zealanders live in Singapore. 

Meet our

Trade Commissioner

Hayley Horan


Hayley Horan is New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to Singapore, appointed in March 2017.  

Hayley originally joined NZTE in 2015 as a Customer Manager, before taking up a secondment as Trade and Commercial Adviser based in Dubai. 

Hayley has held senior sales and marketing roles in New Zealand as Head of Product and Strategy for Fuelwise (part of Z Energy) and the HRV Group, and internationally as GM Sales and Marketing Europe based in Ireland.  

Hayley has a strong background in coaching and was Managing Director of Good to Great Business and Executive Coaching and Peoplepower Sales Training Academy. She has also held a number of directorships in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

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