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March event postponed due to red traffic light - speaker line-up and themes to be confirmed soon...

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Aotearoa forward.

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8.45 – 8.50    Mihi


8.50 – 9.05

Welcome, housekeeping and introductions by Dame Therese Walsh, Chairman, Air New Zealand and ASB.


9.05 – 9.45

Raelene Castle, CEO, Sport NZ and former CEO, Rugby Australia, CEO, Bulldogs NRL club and CEO, Netball NZ. Facilitated by Silvana Schenone, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts.
Raelene will talk about the challenges and the triumphs of a life in the spotlight and how she has kept leading forward through every part of her career, followed by a short Q&A.  


9.45 – 10.45

Panel facilitated by Jolie Hodson, CEO, Spark.
• Ross Taylor, CEO, Fletchers.
• Vittoria Shortt, CEO, ASB.
• Catherine McGrath, CEO, Westpac.

The panel will explore what the horizon looks like for the economy and our workforce as we lead New Zealand past COVID.  


10.45 – 11.10    MORNING TEA


11.10 – 11.45

Greg Foran, CEO, Air New Zealand.
Facilitated by Joan Withers, Chair, The Warehouse.

Greg will outline his story of leading an organisation struck by an unimaginable set of circumstances, the challenges of that journey and finding the way forward, followed by a short Q&A.


11.45 – 12.35

Panel facilitated by Cathy Quinn, Director of Fonterra, Fletcher Building, Tourism Holdings and others.
• Sophie Moloney, CEO, Sky TV.
• Margie Apa, CEO, Counties Manukau DHB.
• Rangimarie Hunia,
Chair, Māori Fisheries Commission; CEO, Whai Māia, Ngāti Whātua Orakei.

The panel will further explore the changing face of Aotearoa – who we are and what we do.


12.35 – 1.15    LUNCH


1.15 – 1.55

Commodore Melissa Ross, Deputy Chief, New Zealand Navy.

Facilitated by Silvana Schenone, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts.
Melissa will share her story of leadership as one of New Zealand’s highest-ranked female military officers, followed by a short Q&A. 


1.55 – 2.55

TED style talks with a group Q&A.
Facilitated by Frances Valintine
, CEO, The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab.
• Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab.
• Ngapera Riley, CEO, Figure NZ.

Reimagine our future with these forward-thinking leaders who will each challenge our views. 


2.55 – 3.20     AFTERNOON TEA


3.20 – 4.00

Dr Lucy Hone, international resilience expert.
Facilitated by Alison Gerry, Chair, Sharesies.
Lucy will share top-line resilience findings and tools to help ourselves and others cope with loss, uncertainty and change, followed by a short Q&A. 


4.00 – 4.45

Fireside chat with The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister.

Facilitated by the On Being Bold team.
How is the Prime Minister reimagining Aotearoa in a post-COVID world?  


4.45 – 5.00

Wrap up with Dame Therese Walsh, Chairman, Air New Zealand and ASB, and move to cocktails.