Diane Foreman

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 New Zealand

A photographic portrait of Diane Foreman

Diane Foreman is one of New Zealand’s leading business people. Since her time as Vice Chairman of the New Zealand Business Roundtable in the heady days of the 1990s, she and her businesses have been named New Zealand Exporter of the Year and New Zealand Franchisor of the Year. Diane was created a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business and named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 40 most influential women in Asia.

Over 30 years, Diane has amassed a vast range of business credentials in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, franchising, recruitment, hotels and property development. Through her family owned companies, she has owned and operated businesses in New Zealand, Australia, China, the United States, England and Europe.

Since winning EY Entrepreneur of the Year New Zealand in 2009, Diane has been a judge for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year competition.