Director appointments are fascinating. It is often very hard for a group of directors (especially in a New Zealand environment where relationships and likability are so important) to appoint individuals who feel "different" and perhaps less likeable.
With the support of our clients and strong growth in our business, we are delighted to announce that Nick Edlin and Claire Denison are joining the Partner team. Nick is well known to many of our clients and leads many of our senior executive search assignments.
New Zealand has a history of leading the way in many different areas, from giving women the vote, to introducing screw caps on wine bottles. However, it appears we are lagging behind on numerous best practices associated with corporate governance.
Theresa May, U.K.’s Prime Minister, made waves last week in a speech where she called upon business leaders to play a role in sharing the wealth that has been created by their businesses with the people working for them.
Our inaugural leadership conference was an opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in the New Zealand market to gather together, share ideas, and hear a range of different views on the topic of leadership.
As we rush headlong into Christmas with the usual frenzy of activity that characterises the Antipodean pre-holiday scramble, I reflect on how grateful I am that I decided to take a three-month sabbatical earlier in the year.