Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Adrian Littlewood co-chair of Australia NZ Leadership Forum

Adrian Littlewood co-chair of Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum

Adrian Littlewood, Chief Executive of Auckland Airport, is the new co-chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum.

The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum is a grouping of senior business leaders from both sides of the Tasman. The Forum advocates for policy changes in Australia and New Zealand to enable enhanced business and trade between the two nations and joint trade undertakings with other countries.

“The emerging economies of China, South-east Asia, India and South America are changing the dynamics of the global economy. It is essential that Australia and New Zealand work together to capture the international growth opportunities. I am honoured to have been selected as co-Chair of the Forum and look forward to working with business leaders on both sides of the Tasman,” says Mr Littlewood.

Mr Littlewood replaces Andrew Thorburn as New Zealand co-chairman. Mr Thorburn, formerly BNZ Chief Executive, is leaving New Zealand to lead the National Australia Bank.

Mr Thorburn said it was important to have strong New Zealand representation on the Forum, and he welcomed Mr Littlewood’s acceptance of the co-chairmanship.

Australian co-chair Rod McGeoch AM also welcomed the appointment, saying the Forum had significant issues to advance in 2014.

Current issues include addressing the lack of mutual recognition of imputation credits between Australia and New Zealand, improving regulation of trans-Tasman travel and business, and taking advantage of opportunities in the wider Asia Pacific region.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news