About the presenter
Key Note Speakers:
DIRECTOR, MORRISON HORGAN
Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2014, Kate spent 20 years working in investment banking in the UK. She has extensive experience of developing solutions for clients, particularly in the areas of financial risk management, structured financing and investments. She now co-runs a Christchurch-based consulting business, advising SME’s on succession planning, strategy and governance, as well as undertaking a number of non-executive directorships.
CEO & DIRECTOR, TAGGART EARTHMOVING LTD
Taggart Earthmoving is a family business of over 60 years. The company has recently transitioned from the founders to Paul and his siblings. A board of Directors has been established and good structures and processes for leading and growing the company are in place. Paul will reflect on the journey.
Ben Badger joined the KPMG Private Enterprise team in Christchurch after a career in banking where he was a senior commercial manager. His work in banking saw him finding solutions for business and so he has a thorough understanding of both the scale of the challenge in rebuilding Christchurch, but also the opportunities for his clients. He has specialist skills in structuring funding solutions, working capital management, business strategy and succession planning.
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WIDE GROUP
Clive Washington built his internationally successful business over 30+ years. The business is a global leading manufacturer & exporter of Commercial Orchid growing media with the major brand being Besgrow; supplying renewable moss, processed bark and coir products. Clive has been through the leadership transition from being a Managing Director in the business, to having a General Manager in place with governance. Clive is now part of the governance team for Pacific Wide which owns Besgrow. Clive has valuable insights and reflections from this leadership transition journey. He is now focused at board level, determining the forward direction for the Group and continues working as their ambassador to continue to foster customer and internal team relationships.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ADVISORY.WORKS
Kendall is the Chief Executive for Advisory.Works, a Board Chairman, an Infantry Battalion Commander with the NZ Army and a High Performance leadership Coach to a number of high profile CEO’s, Founders and Company Directors. Kendall established the Executive Leadership Development Programme after identifying the need for “real life” behavioural leadership skills as an addition to the Company’s Core Services in Strategic Execution. Supporting great leaders to grow and thrive as they lead their teams is a personal passion and forms the core purpose of Advisory.Works.