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Leadership Under Fire

5 June 2013

Leadership Under Fire

An impressive collection of influential New Zealand business leaders will share their experiences and insights into leading organisations during trying times at the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountant’s CEO/CFO Conference in Auckland on the 19 and 20 June.

The list of keynote speakers includes: John Palmer, Chairman Air New Zealand and former Chair of Solid Energy who will talk about the issues that led to the major financial problems that beset Air New Zealand and Solid Energy. Kim Dotcom, Mega Limited Founder will share the inside story on Mega and Sir Eion Edgar, Chairman at Forsyth Barr who will discuss his experience of opening new offices in times when there were significant downturns in the equity market.

These speakers will share their diverse experiences and unique perspectives on the leadership required to make a business successful under pressure and promise to provide food for thought for those who attend. Other speakers include:

Allan Hickford CA, CFO, Ngai Tahu Holdings Group
Bruce Hassall FCA, PwC Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner
Dominick Stephens, Chief Economist, Westpac
Chris Castle ACA, CEO and Linda Sanders, Chair, Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd
Peter Vincent, CEO and Jill Hatchwell ACA, Executive Director, Vincent Aviation
Craig Norgate FCA, Chief Executive, NZICA

The event will be an excellent opportunity to hear from a range of business leaders across a number of industries and will provide interesting, relevant and sometimes controversial perspectives.

NZICA is the membership body of choice for over 33,000 accounting and business professionals, working around New Zealand and across the globe. We act in the public interest through regulating the profession and promoting quality, integrity and expertise. Our members hold one of three prestigious professional accountancy designations: Chartered Accountant (CA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) or Accounting Technician (AT).

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