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AuSAE LINC Conference 2017 Speakers

     Keynote Speakers

    Sue Lindsay,  Thought and Business Leader 
    Real insight, real strategy, meaningful success 
    Monday, 13 Nov 9:15 am - 10:00 am

    Sue Lindsay is one of New Zealand’s most successful business leaders and a pioneer among female Corporate Leaders. Her awards and accolades are many, including recognition as a Southlander of the Year, a New Zealand Young Executive of the Year and a World Young Business Achiever in Beijing, and that’s just some of the recognition received for this inspiring New Zealander’s dynamic approach to life, leadership and business.

    Sue’s journey has taken her from the family farm in Southland to a stellar corporate career including her role as the GM of one of New Zealand’s largest agribusinesses. Sue’s ‘dare to be different’ thinking transformed the traditional rural service company into a dynamic, customer experience driven organisation that is still recognised as being world class today. She is directly credited with leading a team and masterminding growth strategies that, in just five years, increased revenues for the company by more than 200%.

    Sue’s ground breaking research project The Feminine Perspective is impacting the way business thinks about leading diversity across the gender gap and positioning their business and brand to capitalise on the largest and fastest growing yet most misunderstood and underserved economy in the world … The Female Economy.

    Craig Johns, Chief Executive Officer - NRG2Perform 
    Peacock Phenomenon
    Tuesday, 14 Nov 8:45 am - 9:25 am

    With 22 years global experience working and living in culturally diverse environments in three continents, Craig thrives on a challenge. From growing up on a farm in a small Taranaki community, he has traveled to nearly 50 countries, and lived in five. Craig has flourished working in not-for-profit organisations, education, commercial businesses and sports clubs, where English may not be the main language and at times has been non-existent. 

    As a global citizen, Craig has developed a vast array of creative communication and cultural skill-sets that has allowed him to catalyse positive growth, sustainability and performance. Whether it has been coaching Ironman champions in Asia, or developing world-leading integrative sport, mind, health, education and hospitality programs in Thailand, Craig has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives. 

    Laurie Sharpe, Head of Coaching and Development - ASB Bank
    Leadership - First get your people to believe
    Monday 13 Nov 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

    Laurie started in banking 39 years ago, 23 with ASB, my current role is Head of Coaching and Development. My prime focus is on people development, leadership and professional (emotional/soft) skills.  These range from Coaching and Leadership, Presentation and Communication Skills, Negotiating, Networking, Changing Business Trends, Business Development etc.

    I conduct seminars and workshops, 70% of which are to external clients, prospects or professionals as part of a programme of deepening relationships and increasing business development opportunities. The other part of my role is focussed on the development of our own people.

    Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director - Advanced Solutions International (ASI)
    Pre-conference Workshop 
    Delivering Value to your Membership using Engagement Strategy

    Sunday 12 Nov 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Paul has worked with not-for-profit organisations for over 20 years and is passionate about helping notfor-profits to reach their goals and improve efficiency, through adopting new and innovative solutions. He is Managing Director of ASI AsiaPacific which has more than 600 not-for-profit clients in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things his clients do. He is passionate about the sector and contributes regularly at industry events and in publications. 

    Ngahihi o te ra Bidois, The Face of New Zealand
    Monday 13 Nov 8:45 am - 9:15 am

    Inspirational, Awesome and Outstanding...
    are words used frequently by audiences to describe our closing AUSAE keynote speaker who is a recognised leader and has also been  described as a Modern day Warrior.
    Ngahihi has received various awards such as New Zealand Speaker of the year and New Zealand Inspirational Speaker of the year. He is a very successful businessman, entrepreneur and leader who has presented to companies worldwide such as GOOGLE in New York.
    In this presentation Ngahihi will outline keys to help you identify why you do what you do and help you to engage, enable and empower the most important person you will ever lead – namely … yourself!
    Ngahihi believes that anyone can lead and leadership starts with the person in the mirror. He refers to ancient wisdom from his Maori culture and others as Modern Solutions for you in Ausae. You will be challenged by his leadership principles and inspired by his leadership journey.
    Ngahihi o te ra is an author and holds a business degree, a teaching diploma and a Masters degree in Education with honours.
    As our opening  AUSAE  Ngahihi o te ra Bidois – The Face of New Zealand will inspire you to make the most of the conference learnings you have received and outline leadership keys from his Maori culture to help you in your personal and business leadership. You will not want to miss this opening keynote presentation.  

    Cam Calkoen, Professional Speaker 
    Tuesday, 14 Nov 3:10 am - 4:00 am

    I was born with Cerebral Palsy, but today the only labels I need are my name and occupation: Cam Calkoen, Inspirational Speaker. The inspiration is not because of my Cerebral Palsy, although that’s a part of me I choose to embrace. It comes from an aspiration to make life as awesome as it can be through the pursuit of excellence. I have gone from people doubting I would ever walk, to exceeding expectations. 

    Life is what we make it and the values needed to achieve awesomeness are simple – we need to believe, and in doing so, leave no stone unturned. My offerings help you identify these unturned stones – in other words, I inspire others to dream big and achieve more!

    I look forward to being a part of your journey

     Conference Speakers

    Derek Austin, Dragon Business Manager, Asia Pacific
    Monday 14 Nov 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    I am the Dragon Business Manager, Asia Pacific, for Nuance Communications, Inc., a global software company focused on speech and imaging technologies.

    In this role, I have expanded responsibility for acheiving Dragon business goals throughout Asia Pacific including online, VAR, OEM, and distribution channel partners. I drive sales, marketing, and operational components for each revenue stream. I am focussed on business development for new technologies for Windows, macOS, mobile platforms, and cloud services. In 2016, I founded the Dragonology speech recognition user group, now in its second year.

    Rod Auton, Chief Executive Officer - Crane Association of New Zealand Inc.
    Keeping your association on track with the right KPI's
    Tuesday 14 Nov 11:55 pm - 12:25 pm

    Rod has a Masters in Professional Studies(Transport & Logistics) and spent two and a half years in the Middle East tutoring Bachelor of International Logistics Management students for twelve months and 18 months as a Head of School General Studies.

    Returning to New Zealand March 2013 and took up the role of CEO, Crane Association of New Zealand.

    Catherine Cooper, General Manager New Zealand - Resolution Institute
    When disaster rocks a conference 
    Tuesday 14 Nov 11:55 am - 12:25 pm

    Catherine Cooper is General Manager New Zealand of Resolution Institute.  Resolution Institute is the largest professional association of dispute resolvers in this part of the world with over 4,000 members across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.  Resolution Institute is known in New Zealand for training and accreditation of mediators and restorative justice facilitators.  Catherine has been GM at Resolution Institute for around four years and has had previous management roles at the New Zealand Playcentre Federation and Work and Income (Ministry of Social Development).

    Catherine has a Master of Management from Charles Sturt University in NSW and a BA in Psychology and Education from Victoria University of Wellington.  Catherine also has experience sitting on the governance side of the board table, with around 5 years as Chair of a school Board of Trustees and a year as the President of a NSW preschool.

    Graham Catt, Chief Executive Officer - Australian Veterinary Association & President of AuSAE
    Refocus your agenda on change and adaptation – A Model for Environmental Scanning
    Monday 13 Nov 10:00 am - 10:40 am

    Graham Catt is the current President of AuSAE, and Chief Executive of the Australian Veterinary Association, the national professional association for veterinarians with over 9500 members. Graham has over 15 years’ experience as a senior executive, including roles with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, communications agency Digital Eskimo, and the industry association for disability service providers. He represents the veterinary profession in a range of industry and government forums, and is an active participant in business networks and speaker on leadership in the not for profit sector. 

    Miriam Dawson, Digital Communications Strategy, Social Media Strategy
    Social Media Strategy - Overcoming the hype and focusing of the Return on Investment
    Monday 13 Nov 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Miriam Dawson is a digital communications and event management professional who found her career during the crisis period of the Christchurch Earthquakes, in a communications role for the Student Volunteer Army. She is passionate about teaching organisations how to leverage social media effectively and add real value to their business through long-term strategy (not just tips and tricks).

    Miriam’s not just another social media consultant – she can quickly understand your business needs and goals, helping you develop a practical strategy to achieve them online. This comes from her unique breadth of experience –understanding both the strategy behind social media and years applying it in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors on successful campaigns. Social media platforms allow you to reach your target audience cost effectively. With the right planning, execution and adjustments, a social media platform for your organisation can offer you an excellent return on your investment.

    Tom Dunsmore, General Manager - Australian Boarding Schools Association

    Deep Dive, Part One - Additional Revenue Streams to increase membership engagement  
    Deep Dive, Part Two - Additional Revenue Streams to increase membership engagement 
    Monday 13 Nov 1:50 - 2:25 pm & 2:30 - 3:00 pm

    Tom Dunsmore, started his role as Office Manager of ABSA in late April 2012, and moved into the role of Operations Manager at the conclusion of his Traineeship in April 2013. During 2012 he completed a Traineeship in Business with ABSA and has achieved a Certificate III in Business, a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in Management. Tom is now studying Business part-time at Bond University.

    Sarah Lang, Project Director - Infrastructure New Zealand 
    How to Grow and Diversify Your Membership Base 
    Tuesday 14 Nov 10:45 am - 11:15 am

    Sarah Lang, Project Director at infrastructure NZ is responsible for the organisation’s strategic partnerships, sponsorship and membership acquisition and retention. Sarah manages the Women in Infrastructure Network, the Emerging Talent Network and also leads advocacy work across the Social Infrastructure Portfolio (housing, education, health).

    Prior to joining Infrastructure NZ five years ago, Sarah was a manager at the Committee for Auckland, an independent, advocacy group established to make Auckland one of the world's great places to live, work and play. In this role, Sarah worked as a senior policy and strategy manager, leading the organisation’s research, iwi-business relationships and strategic partnerships.

    Sarah also run her own consulting company, specialising in policy and strategy across government and ngos.

    Bruce Lochore, Chief Executive Officer - The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Inc.
    Delivering Value through Advocacy - A great win win story 
    Tuesday 14 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Bruce Lochore is the Chief Executive Officer of The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Inc. which is one of New Zealand's largest membership organisations with over 76,000 members throughout New Zealand. Bruce has held various Chief Executive positions throughout New Zealand in the corporate world, which has assisted in developing strong government relations.

    Joanne Lu, - Associate Director at Deloitte
    Cyber Attacks – What really happens out there and what can you do about it?
    Monday 13 Nov 1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

    For the last 10 years Joanne have been working with New Zealand organisations to help them protect their information, people and other assets through expert security and privacy advice and support.

    Some highlights include:
    - Helped a New Zealand organisation deliver a new security service that is used throughout the country through assisting them on the PCI DSS journey
    - Worked on the independent investigations for the Ministry of Social Development for both the kiosk breach and the Ashburton shootings
    - Co-created privacy guidance using a new paradigm that is opportunity focussed:
    - Created a fit for purpose business continuity plan for the New Zealand branch of a well known global brand. After 8 years it is still being used and kept up to date by the organisation. 

    Lyn McMorran, Executive Director - Financial Services Federation Inc. 
    Anatomy of an Internal Fraud:  Lessons and Red Flags
    Tuesday 14 Nov 9:30 am - 10:15 am

    Lyn McMorran is the Executive Director of the Financial Services Federation Inc. which is the industry body representing responsible finance and leasing providers in New Zealand (  Prior to joining the FSF in 2012, Lyn was Area Manager for Westpac’s Private Bank in the Lower North and South Islands.  A Certified Financial Planner, Lyn is a past President of the Institute of Financial Advisers of New Zealand.

    Lyn holds a Graduate Certificate in Management and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Personal Financial Planning) and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Financial Advisers and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.  She is also a Trustee of the Skylight Trust and a Commissioner for the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman disputes resolution scheme and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

    Brian Miller, Chief Executive Officer - Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc.
    Communication with members in the age of the APP. 
    Tuesday 14 Nov 11:20 am - 11:50 am

    CEO of Master Painters New Zealand since late 2006. Member of the Institute of Directors, Treasurer for the New Zealand Specialised Trades Federation, member of Full Gospel Businessman’s Association, 

    Member of AUSAE and part of the events working group, Member of Columba College Parents Association Executive, Member of the Painting and Decorating Industry National Advisory Governance Board and Trustee and acting Chair of the New Zealand PainterCraft Trust business course. Live in Dunedin.

    Belinda Moore, Director - Strategic Management Services
    Succession Key Shifts in Membership – Future Trends Impacting Associations Now 
    Monday 13 Nov 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Belinda Moore has been involved in the sector in a wide variety of capacities since the early 1990s. She is Australasia’s foremost membership specialist and has assisted thousands of member-based not-for-profit organisations with their challenges. She specialises in training, motivating and up-skilling boards, staff and volunteers to improve membership performance and was responsible for leading the turnaround of AuSAE.

    Belinda is the author of two books including "The Membership Machine" and "Membership Fundamentals". She is the author of the popular paper "Membership is Dead?" which forecasts future trends for member based organisations. She recently released The Membership Managers Handbook, a free PDF guide for membership professionals.
    Belinda frequently presents at conferences and other events around the world. She arrives on the platform armed with an array of topics relating to membership. Revealing insights from her personal and professional experiences, she ensures that participants walk away with practical ideas and information that can immediately be applied.
    Belinda has worked with professional associations, industry associations, community organisations, charities and other non-government organisations to assist them to powerful improve their membership growth and develop other income streams.

    Linda Nobel, Chief Executive Officer -  Governance New Zealand and Women on Boards
    Are Directorships My Next Career Move?
    Tuesday 14 Nov 11:20 am - 11:50 am

    An experienced management professional, Linda has worked extensively in complex organisational and governance structures in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. 
    As Chief Executive of Governance New Zealand and Women on Boards, Linda is responsible for the delivery of strategic objectives that enhance the reach and reputation of these organisations locally and globally. 

    Adrian Sallis, General Manager - Intuto 
    Professional development and e-learning
    Monday 13 Nov 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    1 part Executive,  2 parts Geek, 1 part Musician, 1 part BBQ fanatic. Too many parts?

    Adrian has spent 20 years helping businesses better share knowledge and training using online technology, initially as a developer and for the last 10 years in business development, as the development team won’t let him code anymore. With a passion for customer-led product development and an appetite for whiteboard diagrams that is only exceeded by his appetite for low-n-slow BBQ, Adrian welcomes conversations with members of the sector who are wanting to leverage the efficiencies of this now affordable technology.

    Daniel Scheibmair, Technical & Education Manager  - Building Officials Institute of NZ
    Building Values to enhance your Associations Growth
    Tuesday 14 Nov 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Daniel Scheibmair joined the BOINZ team to take on the role of Technical & Education Manager in late 2016, with a particular focus on evolving the Training Academy to deliver relevant and best-in-class education and training. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), holds a Master of Engineering degree specialising in timber engineering and held the position of President of the NZ Timber Design Society for 3 years. 

    Daniel has extensive knowledge on timber engineering and prefabrication, with experience extending to marketing, R&D and Product Innovation. As a result of positions held with previous employers, within industry organisations, and on boards and committees, he has established global contacts enabling him to be at the forefront of advances and innovation in the construction sector. A talented communicator who regularly presented courses and addressed LBP-Builders, LPB-Designers, engineers, students, prefabrication plants, international conferences, and tutored BOINZ courses over the past years, he has valuable first-hand experience in delivering education and training that will help him in shaping the future of the BOINZ Training Academy.

    Richard Stokes, Executive Director - Australian Boarding Schools  Association
    Deep Dive - Part One - Additional Revenue Streams to increase membership engagement  
    Deep Dive - Part Two - Additional Revenue Streams to increase membership engagement 
    Monday 13 Nov 1:50 - 2:25 pm & 2:30 - 3:00 pm

    Richard first worked in boarding in 1979 in Adelaide at Immanuel College as a fulltime supervisor, and upon completing his BA and Dip Ed he moved to Brisbane in 1982. At St Peters Lutheran College he took on the role of Assistant Senior Boarding Master, and in subsequent years become co-ordinator of boarding at St Peters. In 1996 he took on the new challenge of Dean of Residential Care at St Joseph’s Nudgee College, a boarding school of nearly 600 boys, and held that role until he retired from a direct boarding role at the end of 2005. Richard has been involved in ABSA or its previous versions since 1985, holding positions including Treasurer, Secretary and President, and was appointed the first part-time Executive Director for the newly formed Australian Boarding Schools Association in 2007. The role became a full-time one in 2011.

    Phil Tate, Consultant Futurist - Totara Strategic Consulting 
    Where do you see your association in the next decade ? And how will we get there...
    Panel Q&A session

    Monday 13 Nov 11:15 am - 12:00

    I am a strategic thinker with a passionate belief in helping people thrive in a changing world of risk and opportunity.

    Over the 25 years of my career I have held a range of roles from senior positions in large corporates to small business ownership. The common thread throughout has been an ongoing pursuit of change and a quest to purposefully embrace the future. I continue to do this through membership of the World Future Society and as a graduate of the University of Houston’s Foresight Programme, through which I became a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. This unique blend of experience and training enables me to relate strategic foresight thinking to a diverse audience.

    My overriding goal is to help people make sense of the changes around them, and through this uncover opportunities they can use to develop both as individuals and within their organisations.

    “His energy for New Zealand impressed the group and provided a unique opportunity for this year's participants to gain insight and understanding.” Leadership New Zealand Delegate. 

    Jan Tonkin, Managing Director - The Conference Company & President, IAPCO International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
    The New Face of Meetings
    Monday 13 Nov 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

    Jan has worked in the meetings business all her professional life, both in the UK and New Zealand. She founded The Conference Company in 1990 and today is the hands-on managing director of the busy company which has four offices in New Zealand and one in Sydney. Her team organises meetings of all shapes and sizes throughout Australasia and beyond, with particular expertise in association conferences and their exhibitions, government meetings and awards programmes.

    Her other hat is that of educator and leader in the international meetings world. She is currently President of IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, Vice-Chair of the IAPCO Training Academy and a regular speaker at IAPCO seminars. 

    Richard Warren, Chief Executive Officer - Intuto, 
    Professional Development and e-learning
    Monday 13 Nov 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Richard has worked in the online education sector for over 16 years observing and participating in the significant changes that the sector has experienced over that time. Richard is a keen believer in simplicity and cost effectiveness when it comes to engagement with online education. 

    His company Intuto is a businesses that is actively challenging the traditional paradigm of expense and complication that has been a feature in this sector. Focussing on flexibility and ease of use, Intuto is bringing the benefits of online learning to institutions and businesses that would previously not have had the resources to take advantage of this technology.

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