Bold Steps Schedule

5 December 2019

08:45 - 09:15

Dame Therese Walsh

Conference Welcome – Dame Therese Walsh


09:15 - 10:00

Jolie Hodson
Keynote Address

Jolie Hodson, CEO Spark

Q and A to follow facilitated by Dame Paula Rebstock, Chair ACC

“As Jolie has stepped into leading one of NZ’s most iconic organisations she will talk us through how she is bringing purpose both to her job and the organisation as a whole.”


10:30 - 11:15

Lisa MacCullum
Keynote Address

Lisa MacCallum, Founder of Inspired Companies

Q and A to follow facilitated by Alison Gerry, Director Infratil

“Lisa will explore what makes a company great and how to inspire yourself, your staff and your customers and build an organisation the world will get behind.”


11:15 - 11:45

Lisa MacCullum
Interactive Session

Interactive session facilitated by Lisa MacCallum



11:45 - 12:15

Frances Valintine
Discussion on Purpose

Frances Valintine, Founder Tech Futures Lab

Royal Reed, Managing Director Prestige Law

“Frances and Royal will lead a session on how purpose can sometimes be in the eyes of the beholder – we are different and so are our purposes”.



13:15 - 14:00

Professor Will Steffen
Keynote Address

Professor Will Steffen, School of Environment, Australian National University

Q and A to follow facilitated by Cathy Quinn, Director Fletcher Building

“Professor Will Steffen will show us why and how to live with purpose on our planet.  We need to take action now in our homes and our workplaces to stem the impact of climate change.  Get up to date on this the big issue of our century”.


02:00 - 03:00

Joan Withers
Leadership Panel

Facilitated by

Joan Withers, Chair The Warehouse. 


Rachel Taulelei, CEO Kono

Abby Foote, Chair Z Energy

Rt Hon Sir John Key, Chairman ANZ NZ.

“Joan will seek to explore the personal and professional purpose which drives each of these NZ leaders to make their impact on the planet, the organisations they serve and their broader communities”.


15:30 - 16:20

Tracy Williams
Keynote Address

Tracy Williams, Former Harlem Globetrotter and Internationally acclaimed Transformational Speaker

Q and A to follow facilitated by Silvana Schenone, Partner MinterEllisonRuddWatts

“Be inspired by the force of nature that is Tracy Williams.  Tracy will inspire, challenge and entertain you with his incredible story of a difficult youth to the world stage.  He will ask each of us to really consider whether we are living purposefully.”


16:20 - 16:45

Teresa Gattung
Leadership speeches

Theresa Gattung, Co-founder My Food Bag and Chair AIA

Kirsten Patterson, CEO Institute of Directors

Sonya Williams, Co-Founder Sharesies.

“TED style talks from 3 amazing kiwi women who all have a strong sense of their own purpose.  Hear from them about what drives them and how they live their purpose everyday”.


16:45 - 17:00

Dame Therese Walsh
Conference Conclusion

Dame Therese Walsh 

5pm Networking Cocktails and Canapes