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Diversity & Inclusion Forum - Journey to Excellence

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Pullman Auckland

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A forum to discuss diversity in the workplace, featuring a panel of successful business people, followed by a cocktail networking hour.

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The world is heading in the direction of true authenticity. People want everything in their lives to be a true expression of themselves – their jobs, brands and relationships. Alignment of values has never been more essential to doing business, attracting and retaining the best people to your workplace.

Following on from our successful events last year, this 6th Journey to Excellence forum will be another immersive event where a panel of successful business people will discuss issues and solutions to creating greater diversity in the New Zealand workplace.

The panel discussion will be followed by audience questions, then a networking opportunity where attendees can expand on the discussion over cocktails in a more intimate and casual setting – perfect to make invaluable connections!

Featuring our panel:

Rebecca Thomas - Founder and CEO of Mint Asset Management

Rebecca founded Mint in 2006. She has a strong pedigree in funds management, with a career spanning 30 years, both in New Zealand and offshore. Her previous executive positions include Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Johnson Fry, a London-based funds management firm, acquired by Legg Mason, where she went on to hold the position of Group Chief Executive Officer. On moving to New Zealand she became Chief Investment Officer for ING (NZ) Limited. Rebecca has been a Director and Chair of the AFRC of KiwiRail Holding Limited and an Associate member and AFRC Chair on the Board of the Financial Markets Authority from 2011-2016. She has also held several non-executive directorships for investment and property trusts, including Pathfinder Development Companies and LMI European Utilities Investment Trust Plc. Rebecca is a member of the Institute of Directors of both New Zealand and London, as well as a member of the Securities and Investment Institute of London. She has completed examinations for the UK Institute of Investment Management and Research and the London Stock Exchange.

Kristen Lunman - FinTech Innovator & Founder of Hatch

Kristen is a senior strategy professional with over a decade of experience running product teams at a wide range of organisations in North America. With interests in innovation and startups, she directed New Zealand’s first FinTech accelerator, preparing startups to compete on a global scale. More recently as Kiwi Wealth’s Director of Innovation, Kristen validated a financial platform concept using proven startup processes. This led to the launch of Hatch, an investment platform that provides easy and affordable access to world-class investment opportunities. An active mentor, Kristen is passionate about women in leadership, governance, and founder roles.

Kaye-Maree Dunn - Director of Indigital Blockchain Limited

Māori Entrepreneur and Facilitator Kaye-Maree has been working in the space of Māori and Community Development, public relations, and communications, with a particular talent for strengthening cross-cultural relationships. Kaye-Maree is fascinated with family, community and technology, and works with Māori groups, especially at a grassroots level to build capability, and identify risks and possibilities for development.

Sam Stubbs - Managing Director, Simplicity

Sam Stubbs was most recently the CEO Of Tower Investments, a KiwiSaver default provider. Before that he was Managing Director of Hanover Group, and spent 10 years working for Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong. He previously worked for Natwest Markets, Fay, Richwhite and IBM New Zealand. He has been a Board Member of the Financial Services Council, and a member of the Government Taskforce on Financial Services. Sam has an MA (Hons) from the University of Auckland. Sam is the father of two children. He dreams of Simplicity and sailing around the world.

Your Host - Carly Flynn

Broadcaster Carly Flynn is a New Zealand journalist, presenter, MC and host, who’s worked in the industry for more than 20 years. A former Nightline, Sunrise and 3News presenter and journalist, Carly is more recently known for her role as presenter of TV3’s flagship consumer affairs programme Target, reporting and hosting 60Minutes, as well as lifestyle shows Cook the Books and the Healthy Food Guide. Carly gained a Bachelor of MediArts in the late 90s and has worked in the industry ever since, she also writes on a variety of topics for newspapers and magazines, all while juggling a busy family life.

To influence this change we need to engage and inspire as many career women as possible by:

– Having regular forums like this with business decision makers immersed in the topic, uninterrupted.

– All guests at the Journey to Excellence forums receiving annual subscriptions to the magazine with ongoing articles around the topic.

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