2018 NZ CEO Summit
Leading change, culture and strategy to thrive in the digital era
8 May 2018Cordis Auckland, Auckland
Genna Elvin, co-Founder of Tadaweb, a Luxembourg based technology company pioneering the field of small data. Genna co-founded Tadaweb at 22 and has spent the past 6 years growing it to 50 people, multi-million revenues and reaching a place on the Talt Ventures Global Top 100 most disruptive technologies list. In order to achieve this, Genna has continually placed emphasis on the importance of diversity, company culture as well as incorporating emerging models, such as the lean methodology into business. Genna is a very active female entrepreneur having started her first startup at 17 that was funded by the US Government to bring solar energy to an impoverished group of Pacific Islands. Last year, Genna featured in Forbes for her place on the Hundert's Top 100 Female Founders of Europe
Chief Executive Officer
Toni Brendish has been the Chief Executive Officer of Westland Milk Products since September 2016. She came to the Westland role with more than 30 years’ general management experience, including over 15 years in CEO/ Managing Director roles, leading businesses of up to U$2billion in the Consumer Goods sector in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She has earned a powerful marketing and management pedigree developing valuable expertise in developing and growing businesses since starting her career within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods arena. Toni has a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Sydney; she is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a past President of the Marketing Women's Network. She is married to Mark Baker; a New Zealander and award-winning Photographer and has two children Joshua and Catherine.
SUMMARY REMARKS FROM
Founder and Advisory Trustee
Leadership New Zealand
Jo is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chair of Northpower Fibre, a Trustee of the Auckland Museum Trust and owns Leaders for Future. She is Chair of the Tai Tokerau Education Trust, and a member of the Centre for Brain Research Advisory Board. She was Founding Chair of Leadership New Zealand for a decade and is still an Advisory Trustee, and has had an extensive governance career. She was CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council. A Harkness Fellow and an Aspen Scholar, she has researched and presented internationally on leadership for the past two decades.