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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.

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