OFNZ™ delivers complex environmental, food production, marine, eco-tourism and conservation services to countries in the Middle East, with a specific focus on countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

We deliver by partnering and forming consortia of experts targeted specifically at clients’ challenges.

Our unique flexible structure allows us to subcontract specialists from the public and private sectors in New Zealand and other countries as required.

We bring the best people together with the right skills for the job.

We are not theorists. We specialise in delivering solutions with people that have pragmatic and practical experience and are specialists in our respective fields.

Our History

We began exporting professional services to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2009, under the Maven International Ltd banner. Since 2012, we’ve worked closely with clients in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a range of complex projects and programmes of work including terrestrial ground water management, marine & fisheries management, eco-tourism, education and forensics.

Over this period we’ve also exported professional services to Australia, Mexico and the Pacific Islands, and we have associates that work with us across Asia and North America. Our particular specialisation is the Middle East.

Based on our exporting experience and success, we’ve been engaged by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) since 2017 to deliver the agency’s popular Export Essentials programme ( We facilitate several of these two-day courses a year – with a particular focus on professional services, technology and Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) companies – and have worked with nearly 200 companies over this period. We encourage anyone considering exporting or currently exporting to enrol. Please visit the Export Essentials website for upcoming workshop dates and registration details.

For more mature exporting companies seeking specialist advice or advanced support and training, we offer a tailored service to a limited number of NZ clients. These engagements can range from one-off advisory to more granular assignments working through international market validation, offshore value propositions, advanced pitching and presentation training, branding, contract negotiation strategy, pricing etc. Please get in touch to discuss your particular export needs.