PwC Herald Talks - Leadership

Wed 05 Apr

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SKYCITY, Level 3, 72 Victoria St West, Auckland

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Running Time: 7am - 9am

Venue Location

SKYCITY, Level 3, 72 Victoria St West, Auckland

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PwC Herald Talks

Our thought provoking business networking series moves into its third year in 2017 & hits the road – with events travelling from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch.  PwC Herald Talks is designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.

These breakfast events discuss current & upcoming trends in business, including innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and global & local business.

Join us and key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant.


Leadership acts as the catalyst that makes all other elements work together; without leadership, all other business resources lie dormant. Leaders are invaluable when it comes to formulating and communicating new strategic directions, as well as communicating with and motivating employees to increase dedication to organizational goals. 

The benefits of an effective leader are indisputable, an expert in leadership Warren Bennis said, “A business short on capital can borrow money and one with poor location can move but a business short on leadership has little chance of survival”

Effective leaders exhibit different styles of leadership, and these styles of leadership can bring out the best in different businesses and workforces. Join our keynote speaker and expert panel to hear about leadership necessities in your business, what worked- what didn’t work in their leadership roles. Take away key lessons to apply in your businesses and careers – to help you be the best leader in any situation.


Daniel Flynn, Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou 

Daniel Flynn is Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou – a social enterprise that exists to empower people to play a part in ending global poverty through simple everyday purchases.  What began with bottled water to fund water projects and tackle the World Water Crisis, now includes 55 consumer products across water, food and body care that funds safe water access, hygiene and sanitation programs and food aid. 


Mark Averill – Chief Executive Officer, PwC New Zealand

As CEO of PwC New Zealand, Mark leads a team of more than 120 partners and over 1,300 staff, who are focused on building trust and helping New Zealand businesses solve their most important problems. With significant people leadership experience, Mark grows and develops leaders who are relevant for the future – creating leaders who catch the wave of change first and connect New Zealand to the world stage.

Traci Houpapa MNZM JP – Professional Director

Traci is an award winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She specialises in strategic and economic development advice to Maori, public and private sector clients throughout New Zealand. Traci is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ranjna Patel – Director, Nirvana Health Group

Nirvana Health Group director Ranjna founded the company in 1977 in Otara with her GP husband, Dr Kantilal Patel.Today, there are 36 Medical Clinics and 30 Pharmacies with 1080 employees. Ranjna has an extensive involvement in charitable and community groups for which she received a QSM in 2009 and ONZM in 2017. She has won Visionary Leader awards, Indian Business Awards’ Businesswoman of the Year award, the Walk the Talk Award, and has been inducted into the Co of Women NZ Hall of Fame.


Fran O’Sullivan – Editorial Director of Business, NZME

Fran O’Sullivan is Editorial Director of Business for NZME and a high profile business columnist for the New Zealand Herald. She has a strong interest in New Zealand's business success and is a frequent TV commentator and public speaker. Fran is a member of both the NZ US Council and NZ China Council’s Advisory Boards and a committee member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (NZ). She is also a regular participant in NZ’s partnership forums with the United States, Australia and China. Fran is a former editor of National Business Review and has an award-winning track record in business journalism.

Event Format; 

7:00am Registration & stand-up networking breakfast
7:30am MC Welcome
7:40am Keynote Speaker
8:05am Panel Discussion
8:30am Q&A
9:00am End

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