Conference & Awards 2019

SPEAKERS

Here are just some of the stellar speakers you can expect to see...

Oliver Hartwich

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

Oliver Hartwich is the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, a public policy think tank that focuses on introducing new ideas into public debates, recently publishing reports including 'Blowing the Whistle on the Commerce Commission', and 'Should Our Regulators Have a New Watchdog Too?'

While working for think tanks in Britain, several of Oliver's proposals were implemented by government, while others caused controversy - "One has even gained me a personal recommendation from David Cameron to leave Britain for Australia rather sooner than later (which I do not regret)," he says. Oliver has also become one of New Zealand's leading political and economic commentators.

Kirsten Patterson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS (IOD)

As well as leading the IOD, Kirsten Patterson is a qualified lawyer and Chartered Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.
Kirsten is a strong advocate on diversity issues, and is Chair of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust, and a Trustee and Director of the NZ Rugby Foundation.
At the conference, Kirsten will address the topic of 'conduct and culture', having recently placed it top of the list when identifying the top five risks
facing directors in 2019.

Sam Johnson

FOUNDER OF THE STUDENT VOLUNTEER ARMY (SVA)

2012's Young New Zealander of the Year, Sam Johnson founded the SVA after the Christchurch earthquakes, and is now also a member of Westpac Bank Sustainability Panel and an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury.
The SVA Foundation engages over 50,000 people in their programs each year across New Zealand focused on volunteerism, guardianship and mentoring. Sam is keen to share how "Dream it. Plan it. Do it!" can be applied to the financial services industry.

Kate Stewart

SENIOR MANAGER, CONDUCT & REGULATION, KPMG

Kate Stewart was in the team that produced KPMG's latest Financial Institutions Performance Survey (FIPS).
Her report, Conduct: Success will mean exceeding clear expectations, discussed expectations placed upon the financial services sector following the November 2018 FMA/RBNZ Conduct & Culture Review, and just how organisations can succeed in this new environment.
Prior to KPMG, Kate's work background includes marketing and product development roles with a major NZ life insurer, before moving on to a position at the Financial Markets Authority.

Julie Raine

CHARTERED CIVIL ENGINEER AND LIFE COACH

Julie Raine has spent over 30 years in the international engineering industry specialising in Project Management and Traffic and Transportation Design Planning. But on her first day of work at age 17, Julie had no idea of the challenges she would face as a young woman in the industry.
The former Women of Influence finalist's dynamic and engaging workshops have helped countless professionals and companies in resilience, leadership, and truly understanding and benefiting from workplace diversity.

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