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Climate Change & the Economy Speakers Forum

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An evening of robust climate change discussion from leading experts.

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The Economy and Climate Change are interlinked. So how do we move forward, what are the opportunities and what do we need to keep an eye on? Hear from a panel of experts facilitated by Rod Oram to discuss the future of Climate Change and the Economy.

Rod Oram (Business Journalist & Envirohub Patron)

Andrew Sliper (Pamu Farms – GM Forestry & Horticulture)

Elspeth McRae (Scion – Chief Innovation & Science Officer)

Currently the Chief Innovation and Science Officer, she led definition of Scion’s recent 2030 strategy reshape on transitioning NZ to a Circular Bioeconomy. This includes growing different trees for biorefinery, bioenergy, biodiscovery and bioplastics, packaging, 3 and 4D printing, clean technology, wood and fibre and biotech/omics activities from discovery to commercialisation. She maintains strategic relationships with a range of key clients both locally and internationally.She is on the management team for the National Science Challenge in Science and Technology for Industry focussing on materials, design and manufacturing. She is on the International Advisory committee for the Global Bioeconomy Summit, and cochairs the International Bioeconomy Forum forest bioeconomy working group with Canada. These recent global initiatives focus on replacing the petroleum/mineral/chemical/energy manufacturing activities with biobased substitutes and alternative approaches to manufacturing.She reviewed the Royal Society Publication on Plastics in the Environment and was on the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisors Rethink Plastics panel. She is currently a member of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Group’s Ecoadvisory Panel and is a member of the New Zealand Packaging Council governance group. Some recent 2019 presentations have been on Disruptions in Manufacturing and Genetic Technologies to PEFC (Zurich) as well as NZ Ministers (Royal Society Speakers Programme), Hugo Group at their CEO retreat, Plenary Panel on Bioeconomy at the Alpbach Forum in Austria and NZ-Japan Business Council meeting in Tokyo in 2019 and in Wellington in February 2020.

James Trevelyan (Trevelyan’s – MD)

Having missed out on School Cert English and with a house full of dismantled torches and small devices James’s parents sent him off to Engineering school in Auckland. After completing a Bachelor of Engineering and gaining work experience in Auckland and offshore, James returned to join the team at Trevelyan’s Packhouse.James is currently the manager director of Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool. Kiwifruit and avocado growers across the Bay of Plenty have relied on Trevelyan’s to provide world-class packing and fruit storage facilities for nearly 40 years.The business has a reputation as a strong, independent, family-run business.Trevelyan’s operates four export packhouses and one local market packhouse and 33 state-of-the-art coolstores on a 20ha site at No.1 Rd, Te Puke. Employing up to 1600 people at the height of the season.Like many other kiwifruit businesses in New Zealand Trevelyan’s felt the pain of the devastating incursion of PSA-V in late 2010 and continue to live with it today. The business has used a process of continuous improvement to see it through those tough years.The last four years have seen Trevelyan’s reporting their business performance against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. Trevelyan’s have embraced the sustainable journey with teams changing the way the business moves forward.

Mike Chapman (Horticulture New Zealand – CEO)

Mike Chapman is the Chief Executive of Horticulture New Zealand, having taken up the role in January 2016. Mike is committed to the organisation’s purpose: creating an enduring environment where growers thrive. This includes protecting land and water rights, effectivebiosecurity, advocating for growers on critical regulation, policy and law changes, skilled and reliable labour and representing the industry at all levels of government in Wellington. Previously Mike was the Chief Executive of NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated, Chief Executive of Kiwifruit New Zealand, and worked in law, including for the NZ Defence Force. He was an inaugural Director Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated, and is currently a board member of the Primary ITO. Mike was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1982 and holds a current practicing certificate.Mike 2wil be speaking about he Horticulure Sector and how Climate change will be affecting this valuable industry.

Tāmati Kruger (Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua – Chairman)

Tāmati Kruger is a Tūhoe advocate and social and political analyst who has dedicated his life to the development of his iwi.From the Ngāti Koura, Ngāti Rongo and Te Urewera hapū of Tūhoe, Tāmati was instrumental in securing the largest Treaty of Waitangi settlement to date ($450 million) for the Central North Island Iwi Collective. He is now a director of CNI Holdings, representing Tūhoe.More recently, Tāmati was chief negotiator of the Tūhoe-Te Urewera Treaty of Waitangi Settlement, which lasted six years from 2009 to 2014. The landmark settlement included legislative changes to transfer Te Urewera National Park to its own separate legal entity, looked after by the Te Urewera Board, of which Tāmati is chair. Tāmati’s contribution is not limited to his tribe. He chaired the Second Ministerial Māori Taskforce on Whānau Violence and developed the Mauri Ora Framework and was awarded the Kahukura award in 2013 in recognition of this work. Tāmati was a finalist in the 2012 New Zealander of the Year awards and was the Supreme Winner of the Marae Investigates Māori of the Year in 2014. In 2015 he was a recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award by Victoria University. Tāmati was a member of the NZ Planning Council, founder of the Tūhoe Education Authority, a member of the Social Welfare Commission and led a review of Te Tira Ahu Iwi – Iwi Transition Agency. He is also a kai whakairo in the Tūhoe style and is currently a te reo tutor at Anamata.Tāmati will be speaking on Long Term Solution's and Tūhoe's new eco village.

Fraser Whineray (Fonterra – COO)

Fraser Whineray joined Fonterra in March 2020 as the Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for our New Zealand manufacturing site and global supply chain operations, sustainability, innovation and R&D, IT and safety, quality and regulatory teams. Fraser joined the Co-op from Mercury, a 100% renewable electricity retailer and generator, where he was the Chief Executive from 2014 and held executive roles since joining the company in 2008. Fraser started his career as a graduate of the New Zealand Dairy Board’s technical training programme and spent time at the manufacturing sites that are now part of the Co-op and also in Fonterra’s export markets. He has also worked in the investment banking and forestry industries, both in New Zealand and internationally. Fraser is a keen advocate for astute long-term decisions that leverage New Zealand’s competitive advantages, including its people and sustainable economic growth. He served as a Non- Executive Director of Opus International Consultants from 2008 – 2016 and of Tilt Renewables and Chaired the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council. In 2019 he was named the Deloitte Top 200 Chief Executive of the year.

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