Tim Lightbourne


Business Owner, Speaker, Wine Connoisseur

Co-Founder & Director.

Invivo Wines New Zealand.

Founded by a couple of mates who liked New Zealand wine so much they started a winery to make some.

Cofounder and Director of Invivo Wines New Zealand, launched in 2008 now exporting to 17 countries, Deloitte’s Fast 50 company and NZ’s first $2mill crowdfunded company. Sponsor of wine to the BBC's Graham Norton Show. Launched Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc (Graham Norton is a shareholder of Invivo).

Previous international marketing experience with blue chip companies L’Oreal, Group Danone and HJ Heinz. Studied at Massey University, Otago University and also attended the Danone Marketing University training in France and Turkey Experience in start-up business and being creative on a limited budget, Cofounder of Clinical Technology before licensing the range to Douglas Pharmaceuticals.


Auckland, New Zealand

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At Danone Tim was a key member of the marketing team in his European role. Always focused on achieving KPIs and a good guy to have in the team with positive contribution.