Thought Leadership

UC MBA Thought Leadership Series

Leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad feature in our Thought Leadership Series. Industry, students, and alumni are invited to be inspired by innovative and insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs.

John Spence

Hear from leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad in our premiere Thought Leadership Series. Industry, students and alumni are invited to be inspired with innovative and insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Malcolm Rands, Founder of ecostore, Executive Chair of Fairground Foundation
  • Barbara Chapman, Chief Executive of ASB
  • Harold Hillman, Sigmoid
  • Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand
  • Garry Diack, CEO of Tait Communications
  • John Spence, International Business Thought Leader (watch video)
  • Geoff White, CEO of Trade Aid (watch video)
  • Andrew Shaw, Partner Lane Neave
  • Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism
  • Brian Lee, CFO of Smiths City
  • Anthony Leighs, Leighs Construction
  • Rick Hellings, CEO of Smiths City
  • Joel Bamford, Senior Economist for Commerce Commission
  • Doug Hastie, CEO of Syft Techologies, founder Chanui Tea
  • Rob Jamieson, CEO of Orion New Zealand Ltd
  • Jim Boult, CEO of Christchurch International Airport
  • Steve Hampson, CEO of PowerHouse Ventures Ltd
  • Dave Clive, Assistant Commissioner (South) of New Zealand Police
  • Brett Anderson, CEO of Christchurch Casino
  • Dr Allan Freeth, CEO of TelstraClear
  • Roger Sutton, Chief Executive of CERA
  • Nicki Crauford, CEO of Institute of Directors
  • Rod Quin, CEO of Westland Milk Products

Masterclass Series

In our Masterclass Series we delve into the latest topical issues with esteemed business leaders and gain invaluable insights from their stories. Our expert-led discussions will keep you ahead of the game and elevate your business acumen to new heights.

Find out more about our Masterclass Series

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Leadership in Health Spaces: Insights and Lessons Learned

#3 Nick James

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Hihiko Webinar Series

The Hihiko Webinar Series presented by Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School aims to support and enable organisations, schools, and communities through presentations featuring national and international experts, notable UC alumni, and Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School’s world-class researchers. Hihiko means to be inspired, lively and invigorated.

If you are interested in featuring in our webinar series, please contact Tim Winfield, Industry Engagement Manager.