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Sales and Marketing Manager, Wellington
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Kia ora, I’m Campbell (Cam) Gin, I’m the Sales and Marketing Manager at Port Nicholson Fisheries. 


That means I work within a small but mighty team of two responsible for the sale and export of 1000 ton of kōura (crayfish) to China each year. I work with our forward freighters to coordinate the logistics of freighting our product from New Zealand to China, I negotiate the sale of our kōura to our Chinese customers at the best price to maximise our return to iwi and I work closely with our domestic operations teams and fisherman to ascertain what product is coming in and when it will be available for sale.  I work mainly from New Zealand but get to travel to China throughout the year as well to have face to face time with our customers.


Port Nicholson Fisheries offers opportunities, experiences, and development I wouldn’t find elsewhere.  The industry is small, so I’ve been able to build a career, not just a job.    Working for a Māori organisation and being able to give back to iwi and influence and enable intergenerational outcomes aligns with my personal values and is incredibly rewarding.  Being “young” and Māori I’m helping to pioneer and shape a pathway for others.  The relationships I have with my customers and my colleagues and the mentoring and development from my manager has grown my skills and experience to be successful now, and in the future.   Starting as an apprentice at Port Nicholson Fisheries, I learned my trade from one of the best in the industry, Hiro Minami, Senior Sales Manager. Through Hiro’s ongoing guidance and direction, he taught me to be a capable, persistent, and tough negotiator in the market. As a result of my mahi over the past 5 years, and my personal growth and development I was promoted to my current senior leadership position.  It is a proud achievement for myself and my whānau.


I have a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (admitted to the bar in 2018) and I have a Master of Business Management.   I have Māori and Chinese whakapapa and speaking both languages is useful in my role.  Before returning to New Zealand to study, I spent two years teaching English in China and kicked off my career in the industry with an internship with Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) before starting at Port Nicholson in 2018.


Port Nicholson Fisheries has a great culture.  It’s a whanau-based business and people genuinely care about each other’s wellbeing, at all levels of the business.  We’re also connected and focused on long term outcomes for iwi and work hard to achieve this.


Outside of work I’m a novice surfer, you’ll see me surfing (floating) in the beautiful Lyall Bay.  I’m a habitual gym goer and I take a holistic approach to my health and wellbeing.  I am one of eight kids and I love to spend time with my siblings and my nieces and nephews.

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