Aksel Bech

Aksel Bech

non-Executive Director

Aksel is the publicly elected Councillor for the Tamahere Ward of Waikato District Council, the 3rd fastest growing district in New Zealand. He has a commercial background in both Human Resource Management and equipment sales & service, particularly to the Dairy, Wine and Brewing industries.

He received a B.Sc. in Microbiology and Psychology from Massey University and holds an M.Soc.Psy. in Industrial & Organisational Psychology from the University of Waikato.
Aksel started his professional career working for Natural Gas Corporation (at that time a Fletcher Challenge company), then Cedenco Foods in Gisborne -a tomato grower and tomato-paste processing company based in Gisborne, New Zealand and Echuca, Australia. He was part of the successful management buy-out of NDA Engineering Ltd in 1998 -Australasia’s premier fabricator of stainless steel.

Here he continued as an owner/manager until the business was sold a decade later, after which Aksel did various volunteer activities with Unicef and other organisations, held Board of Trustee roles in two primary schools and a private secondary school as well as directorships in private sector companies whilst also focusing around family.

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