Reece Moors was born in Auckland, New Zealand
3 April 1968 into a bi-cultural family of Maori (Ngati Mahuta-Tainui and
Ngati Pikio -Te Arawa) and European background. A graduate with a
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, he has a double major in
Japanese and Political Studies combined with Management and Economics.
With a successful secondary school academic record he was Deputy Head
Prefect of the largest college in New Zealand. Having lived in Tokyo
Japan, he speaks Japanese fluently, is very competent in reading and
writing in Japanese characters and is considered an expert in Japanese
culture and protocols.
At the early age of 18 years old he was
appointed Concierge and Manager of Uniformed Services of New Zealand's
largest hotel, the Sheraton Auckland Hotel and Towers, was responsible for
a staff of 27 as part of a 24 hour operation and was believed to be the
youngest manager of Sheraton's throughout the Southern Hemisphere. He has
a background in tourism having worked for Air New Zealand, Nippon Travel
and while a Board Member on the Waitakere City Tourism Board, he provided
special Tourism Consultancy Services to a number of capital investors
including being Tourism Promotions Manager of Waipareira Trust. He has
experience in training and lecturing in Travel & Tourism. Having studied
Japanese industrial systems as a field trainee of Yamato Electric
Corporation, he continues to consult for Asian management companies and
New Zealand companies with interests in Asia. He has successfully
supervised a major residential project ($4.2 Million) for a Japanese
A patriotic New Zealander he joined the public service where
he had a successful career of almost five years in the Visits and
Ceremonial Office of the Department of Internal Affairs where he was
responsible for arranging State and Ministerial Guest of Government
visits, state functions and ceremonies.
Having had the privilege of
looking after some of the world's most well known political figures such
as former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Former Prime Minister
of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and the first appointed Chief Executive of Hong
Kong, Tung Chee Hwa, he has established an exclusive travel company in
1999 known as the Top
International. The client list includes top international corporates
such as ANZ Bank, Airlines of the Web, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Oracle etc.
Local clients include, HuntGlobal Hunting & Fishing, Trade New Zealand,
The Treasury, Ministry of Research, Science & Technology.
interests include public speaking, fishing, walking, golf and listening to
nostalgic music. He is unmarried with a younger sister and believes in
the importance of family.