The Office & PA Show

Keynote Speakers

Libby Moore

Personal & Professional Coach
(former EA & Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey)
Libby served as Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey for 11 years. Prior to her years with Oprah, Libby was an Executive Assistant to Jann Wenner of Wenner Media, publishers of Rolling Stone, US Weekly, and Men’s Journal. Before the magazine world, Libby collected great stories through two years of random-crazy-NYC-freelance jobs, all while advancing through comedy improv workshops at Gotham City Improv, and performing in the sketch comedy group, Urban Side Effects.

Zelda la Grange

Former PA
President Nelson Mandela
Born into apartheid South Africa, Zelda served President Mandela in various capacities over 19 years including Executive Personal Assistant, Spokesperson, Manager of Stakeholder Relations, Aide-de-camp and Manager of his private office until his death on 5 December 2013. On 19 June 2014 she published her memoirs entitled “Good Morning, Mr Mandela”. It is a story of love and hope in which Zelda shares her life and how serving Nelson Mandela for 19 years has had an impact on her life.

Cecilia Robinson

CEO & Co-founder
My Food Bag
Cecilia Robinson is an award-winning business woman who founded Au Pair Link and My Food Bag - one of the most talked about and fastest growing companies in New Zealand. Under Cecilia’s and James Robinson's ownership Au Pair Link was an award-winning business, enjoying appearances in the Deloitte Fast 50 (ranked 12th in 2012), Kenexa Best Workplaces (ranked 6th best workplace in 2013) and winning several awards in the HER Business Woman Awards including ‘Best new business’ and ‘Best SME’. Most recently Cecilia won the NEXT Business woman of the Year 2014 and EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards (Ernst and Young 2013) and she also won the 'Businesswoman of the Year 2012'. My Food Bag also won the TVNZ Marketing awards and was named the Rising Star by Deloitte.

Claire Turnbull

Nutritionist & Wellness Expert
Claire Turnbull is a qualified nutritionist, entrepreneur and author. Claire trained to be a dietician and fitness trainer in the UK and her approach to health and happiness is practical, inspiring and realistic. Her aim is to make it easy to live well. With a very hectic work schedule and a toddler, she practices what she preaches and is a living example of the principles she espouses. Having moved to New Zealand ten years ago, initially to work for the not-for-profit organisation Diabetes Auckland, she is still actively involved in community projects to help make a real difference. She works with Monty Betham on the Steps for Life program based in South Auckland and has also teamed up with Brett McGregor to deliver inspiring videos to help school children learn to eat well.

Registrations for The Office & PA Show will close at midnight on Tuesday 19 September. You are still welcome to attend the event on Wednesday 20 September, just visit the registration team at the venue.
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