Message from the CEO

Mission Statement & Charter


One of the first things you learn in business is you just can’t do it all on your own.

When you’re not sure those in authority entirely understand how tough it is out there, you need a voice and an interpreter.

When a new issue comes up, you need access to fellow business people and down-to-earth business wisdom.

When you have a product or service to promote, you need a market to trade with.

Joining the Chamber can give you all this and more. We’re here to inspire and influence business vitality and to provide the tools to make your company successful.

For the past 150 years the Chamber of Commerce has been behind the success stories of many Auckland businesses. Currently we are connecting and empowering 12,000 business owners in the Auckland and Northern regions of the Chamber’s network.

Why not join them now, so you can share in their success strategies.

Michael Barnett
Chief Executive
Auckland Chamber of Commerce

    Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and influence business vitality.

We do this by positively influencing the environment in which businesses operate and by providing "opportunities, products and services" that will improve the success and vitality of business.


The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of companies and individuals engaged in business activities in the Auckland region.

It is dedicated to the development of international, national and regional trade through:-

  • Freedom of enterprise for those who by their individual and corporate talents contribute real economic, social and cultural wealth to the community.
  • The development of a market economy in which there is minimal interference from central and local government.
  • The strengthening of Auckland's place as New Zealand's pre-eminent commercial, industrial and communications centre.
  • Assisting the development of the region in creating a desirable commercial and industrial environment for its citizens.

To read our constitution please click here.