Panel Discussion: From the Beehive

The third Deloitte IPANZ New Professionals series of Leadership Panels was ‘From the Beehive’. It was an opportunity to hear from people who have worked, or worked with those, in the Beehive.

Panelists shared their career journeys, the highs and lows, and how to navigate the Beehive ways of working.


Andrew Horwood – Past Private Secretary to the Minister of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

Andy joined MartinJenkins in January 2018, after a demanding secondment as Private Secretary in the office of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, serving Ministers Goldsmith, Dean and Faafoi. There he proved himself adept in providing high-quality advice and managing a complex range of relationships and risks. He has also acted as Private Secretary for Energy and Resources (Minister Bridges) and Associate Economic Development (Minister Flavell) and was a parliamentary intern in 2011. Before entering Parliament Andy worked at MBIE, working between the Commerce and Energy portfolios to rise from a graduate to a senior advisor. Andy holds a BA (Hons) from Victoria University and BMus from Canterbury University.

Hon Nathan Guy - MP for Otaki and Past Minister for Primary Industries

Nathan Guy entered Parliament in 2005 and was elected as the MP for Otaki in the 2008 election. Between 2009 and 2017, Nathan served as a Minister in the National Government under Prime Ministers Rt Hon Sir John Key and Rt Hon Sir Bill English. During his time as a Minister, Nathan held a range of portfolios, most predominantly as Minister for Primary Industries for five years. Alongside this portfolio Nathan held other roles such as Minister of Civil Defence, Internal Affairs, Immigration, Veteran Affairs and Racing, as well as Associate Minister for Economic Development, Justice and Transport. Prior to entering Parliament, Nathan had an extensive political career, previously serving eight years on the Horowhenua District Council. His background is in agriculture, having managed the family dairy and beef farm and receiving a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study beef exports to the United States. Nathan has completed several marathons with the highlight being the 2015 New York Marathon.

Tele’a Andrews – Ministerial Advisor to Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development

Tele’a Andrews is currently the Ministerial Advisor to the Minister for Social Development Hon. Carmel Sepuloni. Previously, he was a senior policy advisor with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment working on MBIE’s first Pacific economic strategy and later moving on to work on consumer policy. Early in his public sector career he worked at the Ministry of Education as a regional support officer supporting the Regional Director to respond to the Ministerial Inquiry into the employment of a convicted sex offender in the education sector. Outside of the public sector he has worked in the youth, banking and health sectors most recently as the acting Chief Executive of Vaka Tautua a national Pacific health service provider for mental health, disability and older people services. He holds a Master of Public Policy with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics International relations and Pacific Studies from Victoria University Wellington.

Bridget Service
– General Manager, NZ Government Affairs, Fonterra

Bridget oversees all of Fonterra’s engagement with the New Zealand Government. Prior to joining Fonterra in early 2016, Bridget led the Government Relations team at a trans-Tasman public relations firm where her clients included Mastercard, Samsung, Mondelez, Vodafone and Ports of Auckland. Bridget's advice is based on over eight years’ experience working in Parliament across Government and Opposition.