• Wayne Huang: Founder and principal of sailing New Zealand Studio, a subsidiary of the Institute of Commercial Education of New Zealand, and graduated with MCom Honours from the University of Auckland. In 2019 he became the first Rear Commodore of Asian decent in the history of yachting in New Zealand at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club (BBYC), the second largest club in the country.

     

    The club reported that after his first year’s term, Wayne was instrumental in significantly increasing the Asian participation in the Junior Learn to Sail program at the club from 5% to over 60%. Yachting New Zealand commented on Wayne’s contribution saying “he has made outstanding contributions to the development of the sailing industry during the first year of his board of directors and he played a primary role in community development”. His vision was to allow more children to participate in the sport through the club: “The appointment of Wayne as the Rear Commodore of the yacht club is one of the key drivers of the yacht club’s success. " In July 2020, he was re-elected to the board and Rear Commodore of Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and sits on the Management Board.

     

    Wayne served two terms as Chairman of the Botany Community Board, Manukau City Council and the inaugural term Howick Local Board, Auckland Council, the first of Asian descent. He was also a business advisor to ATEED. He was elected as the first Asian member of the Board of Trustees at Sunnyhills Primary School, Auckland. Wayne served as Vice Chair of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand for 16 years. He is also the first President of National Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Alumni Association in New Zealand. Wayne has built up an extensive network of business relationships between China and New Zealand and is well known for his significant contribution to investment, education and business sectors in New Zealand. Eliminating ethnic barriers and facilitating integration is a motivation for Wayne.

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