Developing Leadership, Resilience and Personal Growth

Friday 31 May 2024
Grand Millennium Hotel


How To Lead a Multi-Generational Workforce

Laurent Sylvestre

After 25 years’ experience, notably as a People and Culture Leader and Executive Board Director across the Northern Hemisphere and Asia Pacific, Laurent is obsessed with ensuring client satisfaction through impactful solutions.
At the core of Laurent’s curriculum, passion, and expertise lies a deep understanding of human dynamics and the art of capturing unique intelligence.
With a belief that this is the very essence from which everything unfolds, Laurent recognises the pivotal role it plays in driving success.
Laurent has spent the past 25 years learning, growing, and helping others to do the same. He’s a motivational speaker, and a thought leader, who invests his energy into helping other leaders create spaces where everyone feels they belong, because he believes that when you belong – you flourish.

How to Build Personal & Team Resilience


Since founding enable.me in 2007, Hannah’s goal has been simple – to not only improve people’s financial position but improve their lives.
Her list of qualifications is long, not to mention she’s also a best-selling personal finance author, media commentator, the founder of enable.me and developed a mortgage optimisation formula with the University of Auckland’s Dr Jamie Sneddon.
Thousands of clients will attest to the fact she’s achieved that in spades. Their only complaint is they wish they’d met her 10 years earlier!
With her strategic nous and boundless appetite for ‘better’, Hannah McQueen is someone everyone could benefit from having in their corner.

Reskilling For An AI Future

Kristen Lunman

With over 25 years in business growth, co-founded Hatch, revolutionizing NZ’s investment landscape by offering affordable access to global investments. Under her leadership as CEO, Hatch not only experienced rapid growth but also cultivated a unique and inclusive company culture. The success of Hatch culminated in its acquisition by FNZ in 2021. Now with Powrsuit, she is helping to democratise leadership for women.

My Career Path to Becoming a Professional Director

June McCabe

With extensive experience across a broad range of industries at governance and senior management levels, June established Sustainable Prosperity (NZ) Limited a management consultancy business providing advice on governance, strategic planning and strategy development, investment banking and Maori capital markets. June’s banking and finance experience spans the last 20 years. She is a strong advocate for building New Zealand’s Leadership capability as evidenced by her role as Founding Chair of the Leadership Institute.

The Future of Leadership and Resilience

Panel Discussion

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Friday 27 October 2023

Jacinta FitzGerald - Chief Executive of Mindful Fashion

Jacinta FitzGerald

Chief Executive of Mindful Fashion

Jacinta is a sustainability activator, passionate about the power of business to create positive impact. Building on more than 20 years experience in the clothing and textiles industry, in 2015 Jacinta founded Make.Good, a consultancy that works with innovative global and local businesses to drive forward the sustainability agenda. Jacinta is currently Chief Executive of Mindful Fashion New Zealand, the peak body for sustainable fashion and textiles in Aotearoa, an organisation on a mission to create a thriving and full-circle future for New Zealand’s clothing and textiles ecosystem. 

Bindi Norwell - Group Chief Executive, ProCare

Bindi Norwell

Group Chief Executive, ProCare

Bindi is a visionary leader with more than 25 years’ experience working across a range of sectors including health, property, professional services and telecommunications. Bindi brings extensive commercial leadership and governance experience, is highly strategic, and has proven expertise in leading organisational diversification and growth strategies, leveraging technology and innovation, transformational change, and organisational redesigns, to enable successful, thriving and sustainable businesses. Bindi is currently the Group Chief Executive of ProCare, a leading healthcare provider. She is passionate about health and wellbeing, and relishes the opportunity to utilise her strategic and leadership strengths to improve equitable health outcomes for all New Zealanders. Prior to ProCare, Bindi was Chief Executive of REINZ and she has also held various executive roles across New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Bindi is currently a Director for CareHQ, Chair of the Fresh Minds Board and Deputy Chair of the Auckland Branch of the Institute of Directors. Prior to this she has held various governance roles including with Whakarongorau Aotearoa, EMA, Marketing Association and Warehouse Group.
Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma - Professor of Sustainability and Ethics leadership at Auckland University of Technology

Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma

Professor of Sustainability and Ethics leadership at Auckland University of Technology

In her role as Professor of Sustainability and Ethics leadership at Auckland University of Technology, Marjo aims to reach people with the sustainability message in ways that create hope and agency and strengthen the will. To that end she has also co-created the Map of Meaning International charity which supports meaning makers globally. In her teaching and research she combines academic insights with practical experiences from a variety of sources, including being a qualified permaculture practitioner.

Susan Peterson


Susan is an experienced business leader with a particular interest in helping companies to drive growth through technology, innovation, and organisational culture.
Susan is currently the chair of Vista Group International and a director on the boards of Mercury Energy, Xero, Arvida and Craigs Investment Partners. Susan is also a member of the Board of Global Women.
Susan’s past directorships include ASB Bank, Trustpower, Property for Industry, The NZ Merino Company Limited and Compac Sorting Solutions. Susan is also a past member of the New Zealand Financial Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, the IHC board and the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women. Susan was a finalist in the 2014 Westpac New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.



Panel Discussion

Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma, Rawinder Singh, Sharon Harrison and Susan Peterson

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