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Thought Leadership series

23 October 2023

Leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad feature in UC Business School's Thought Leadership Series. Industry, students, and alumni are invited to be inspired by innovative, insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs. Check out our Thought Leadership series.


Thought Leadership - previous speakers

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:

  • Thomas Verity, SailGP Transition and Innovation Manager with Annie Haeger, SailGP Canada team strategist. 
  • Carl Davidson, Director at Research First
  • Associate Professor Sarah Wright, University of Canterbury
  • Greg Davidson, CEO of Datacom Group
  • 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
  • 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

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