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Paul Mackay
Employment Relations Policy Manager, BusinessNZ

Paul Mackay, Employment Relations Policy Manager, BusinessNZ Paul has over 30 years high-level experience in the fields of industrial relations, employment law, labour market policy, strategic planning, change management and human resources in central government, state owned enterprise and the private sector. During the 1980s, Paul was extensively involved in the huge reforms of the […]

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Alexia Hilbertidou
Social entrepreneur and founder of GirlBoss New Zealand

Alexia Hilbertidou, Social entrepreneur and founder of GirlBoss New Zealand Speaker, activist, and entrepreneur Alexia Hilbertidou will tell us about her mission to get young women to the boardroom table. Hilbertidou is the founder of GirlBoss New Zealand. Her passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) led her to create GirlBoss NZ when […]

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Penny Simmonds
MP for Invercargill

Penny Simmonds, MP for Invercargill Penelope (Penny) Simmonds was born in Southland and has a background in education and sport. She was the chief executive of the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) from 1997 to October 2020. During this time, she implemented the SIT’s zero fees scheme. Simmonds was an advisory board member of Venture […]

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Chris Claridge
Chief Executive Potatoes New Zealand

Chris Claridge, Chief Executive Potatoes New Zealand Chris Claridge has an extensive business and academic background. Founder of Carrickmore, a dairy export company specialising in marketing infant formula, the Carrickmore product range was launched in China and New Zealand in 2012. Claridge helped established the New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association to maintain and protect […]

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Tony Laker
Laker House of Travel

Tony Laker, Laker House of Travel Tony Laker began his career in the travel industry more than 25 years ago, starting with Air New Zealand at Invercargill Airport. In the early 2000s, Laker and wife Tracey decided to open their own travel agency in Invercargill. Every travel industry expert (not to mention the bank manager) […]

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Kelly McLuckie
Success Formula Customer Culture & Transformation Manager

Kelly McLuckie, Success Formula Customer Culture & Transformation Manager Kelly McLuckie is co-developer of the safety culture and leadership programme ‘Traction’, and her superpower is working with leaders to move their organisation to the next gear, while developing their confidence and accelerating their projects. Traction has now been rolled out to over 7,500 leaders and […]

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