Johnathan Chen (co-opted) is the Business Strategy Director of Remarkables Park Limited / Porter Group Limited.
Johnathan joined RPL/PGL officially in 2018, after being an external consultant for RPL/PGL over the previous 5 years on various business deals. He has had a strong track record in engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship, and extensive expertise in providing business advisory services to facilitate business and investment transactions between New Zealand and Asia.
Having dual professional qualifications and experience in engineering (Bachelor or Mechanical Engineering) and legal (registered Patent Attorney in New Zealand and Australia) disciplines, in addition to being literate and fluent in Mandarin, enabled Johnathan to assist in bridging the gap between the two cultures and business landscapes, as well as build a number of successful businesses in China, Taiwan and New Zealand.
He has also facilitated numerous investment deals between New Zealand and Chinese interests on behalf of his clients in his previous consultant role, and now utilises his previous career networks in Australasia and Asia to form strategies and maximise opportunities for RPL and PGL.