Samantha Seath is Executive Director of the Economic Development Agencies of New Zealand. EDANZs role is to promote Economic Development Agencies as the primary mechanism for delivering economic development solutions in New Zealand and ensure that economic development is a priority focus for local and central government investment.
Before joining EDANZ Samantha trained as a chartered accountant, and has held financial and executive roles at Business NZ, National Association of Retail Grocers, the NZ Manufacturers Federation, NZ Bankers Association, Airways Corporation and Colgate Palmolive.
She is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (the former Chair of the Wellington branch) and a member of the Institute of Directors. She holds positions on the Board of Escalator (Chair) - a joint venture between EDANZ and Deloitte and Capability NZ Inc (Secretary and Management Board) and has held positions on the Board of the Buy NZ Made campaign Ltd and GS1 New Zealand Inc. (including the Audit and Risk committee).