Workshop: Corporate Intrapreneurship with Duncan Cotterill

How you can tip the scales for good in the corporate arena, make a difference within the corporate business model and pave your career up the corporate ladder. Learn all about corporate intrapreneurship in a workshop in a workshop run by Duncan Cotterill.

Panel Facilitator: Chris Simcock

Speakers: Zoe C Goodwin, Georgia Robertson, Jayson Spittal

Chris Simcock is the founder of Impact Ventures, having previously worked in the Investment Banking team at First NZ Capital. Chris has significant experience across a range of M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory roles, completing transactions for some of New Zealand's leading companies. Chris has also acted as an adviser for the $100m philanthropic investment fund, NEXT Foundation, and was recently inducted as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship programme. Through Impact Ventures, Chris is a Partner and Founding Member of the Impact Enterprise Fund, New Zealand's first impact investing fund. He also acts as an adviser to a range of companies in strategic and corporate finance advisory roles.

Zoe C Goodwin is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Tax team at PwC in Christchurch. With degrees in law and accounting, Zoe advises a range of clients across a number of industries on issues that touch every part of their businesses and enjoys partnering with them in their successes. In addition, Zoe champions the PwC Foundation in Christchurch, supporting local charities and providing staff with opportunities and resources to look beyond themselves and make a difference in the community.

Georgia Robertson is a corporate and commercial solicitor specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance issues at Duncan Cotterill. Georgia has a keen interest in the potential of business to mobilise innovation and generate positive impact. Georgia is responsible for implementing the social enterprise initiative at Duncan Cotterill, managing a dedicated budget towards supporting growing social enterprise and complemented by a speaker series featuring impact-led topics which are now being rolled out nationwide. Georgia is also the Chairperson of the Board of Youthline Central South Island, a member of the Ignite-Ed Alumni Advisory Committee and part of Global Shapers Christchurch Hub.

Jayson Spittal is a Senior Project Manager - Innovation & Design with Synlait Milk Limited. Jayson's role focuses on leveraging Synlait's growth, collaborating widely, ideating and implementing new capital technology and innovative solutions across the business as a strategic point of difference for Synlait. Jayson's former role within Synlait as Senior Dairy Engineer provided exposure to strategic growth and complex major capital projects. These projects included a large scale Infant Formula Dryer and specialty Wetmix Ingredients Kitchen. Jayson has completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme which has broadened his horizons across the wider primary sector.

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