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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, Chair, Air New Zealand and ASB.


9.05 – 9.45

Fireside chat with Christopher Luxon, Leader of the National Party and Nicola Willis, Deputy Leader of the National Party, facilitated by Dame Therese Walsh and Joan Withers, Chair, The Warehouse and Director, ANZ NZ.

Building an effective partnership to lead in a stakeholder-heavy environment.


9.45 – 10.45

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

Miles Hurrell, CEO, Fonterra.
The panel will explore the role and impact of leading Aotearoa’s organisations in the context of an evolving economy, changing workforce expectations and a significant decarbonisation agenda. 


10.45 – 11.15    MORNING TEA


11.15 – 11.50

Greg Foran, CEO, Air New Zealand. Facilitated by Joan Withers, Chair, The Warehouse.
Greg will share his leadership story and reflect on leading significant organisations in different countries. Followed by a short Q&A.


11.50 – 12.50

Panel facilitated by Alison Gerry, Chair, Sharesies and Infratil and Dame Paula Rebstock, Chair, Kiwi Group Holdings and Asia Pacific Healthcare Group.
• Sophie Moloney, CEO, Sky TV.
• Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss New Zealand.
• Rangimarie Hunia,
Chair, Māori Fisheries Commission.

Commodore Melissa Ross, Deputy Chief, NZ Navy.
The panel will discuss the changing face of Aotearoa – who we are and what we do, now and for the future.


12.50 – 1.50    LUNCH


1.50 – 2.25

Raelene Castle, CEO, Sport NZ and former CEO, Australia Rugby, CEO, Bulldogs NRL Club and CEO, Netball NZ, facilitated by Silvana Schenone, Managing Director and Co-Head Investment Banking at Jarden and Director, SkyCity Entertainment Group.
Raelene will share some of the challenges and achievements of a life in the spotlight, and how she has kept leading forward through every stage of her career. Followed by a short Q&A.


2.25 – 3.25

Presentation followed by a Q&A. Facilitated by Frances Valintine, Founder and CEO, The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.

Prof Paul Spoonley, Chair, Metropolis International

Ngapera Riley, CEO, Figure NZ.

Reimagine the future of our country as our guest speakers challenge our traditional views.


3.25 – 3.45     AFTERNOON TEA


3.45 – 4.20

Dr Lucy Hone, Leading international authority on wellbeing and resilience. Q&A facilitated by Alison Gerry, Chair, Sharesies and Infratil.
Dr Hone will share top-line resilience insights and tools to help ourselves and others cope with uncertainty, change and challenges. Followed by a short Q&A. 


4.20 – 5.10

Fireside chat with the Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Deputy Prime Minister Hon Grant Robertson, facilitated by Dame Therese Walsh and Frances Valintine.
A behind-the-scenes discussion about the partnership that has lead the country for the past 5 years.  


5.10 – 5.20

Wrap up and move to cocktails Dame Therese Walsh and Jolie Hodson.

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