Westpac Franchise Summit
Thursday 12 November 2020
Simon is the General Manager of Commercial, Corporate and Institutional banking for Westpac New Zealand, having joined in 2012 following a 12 year career as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Between 2008–2011 he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Commerce and Minister of State Owned Enterprises, among other designations. During that period, he led significant reform and change in financial market oversight and regulation in NZ. Simon has previously sat on the Board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and chaired the NZUS Council. He is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors, a member of the NZ Institute of Management and is currently an honorary advisor for the Asia NZ Foundation and a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).
Steve has been working in marketing in Australasia for over 30 years as a strategic advisor to companies like OfficeMax, Canon Australia, Speedy Signs, Purex, Villa Maria, Lockwood, ColorCote and Lumley Insurance. During that time, he founded and ran leading B2B marketing agency, BallantyneTaylor and in recent times Story IQ - a unique brand story consultancy that helps brands clarify their messaging and elevate their content through strategic storytelling. Steve is also a director and shareholder in a group of recruitment and digital marketing businesses that have over 2500 customers, so he does get to practice what he preaches in the real world. Steve is passionate about helping brands build stronger engagement with their stakeholders by harnessing the powerful principles of strategic storytelling. He has learnt these principles from both coal face experience (working with over 150 brands) and studying the world’s leading experts on narrative science and story structure and has formulated them into a story-driven marketing system that works.
Airline pilot, Everest mountaineer, adventurer and extreme marathon competitor, family man. Mike Allsop grew up in a single parent home in Auckland. Life wasn’t always easy. But Mike never wavered in his dream of becoming an airline pilot with Air New Zealand. He single-mindedly pursued this goal, breaking it down into smaller parts then focusing on each step in turn. As well as becoming an Air New Zealand captain, Mike harboured another ambition. One day, he wanted to stand upon the roof of the world and summit Everest. True to form, he broke the goal down and gained the necessary skills and experience by testing himself on difficult and potentially hazardous climbs across 6 different continents. Mike is living proof of his philosophy: ‘if you believe you can, you will’ Mike speaks from the heart when he tells his audiences about the power of goal-setting to make just about anything possible.
Jackie Clarke is renowned for her maverick entertainment style, whether it’s treading the boards in musicals, sitting in judgement on NZ Idol, making music with her friends or MCing glittering events. Jackie co-founded kiwiana trio When The Cat’s Been Spayed and adds her powerhouse vocals to The Lady Killers with Tina Cross and Suzanne Lynch. She’s toured with artists such as Dave Dobbyn and Annie Crummer, starred in shows such as Mamma Mia, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Once, Joseph & Porgy & Bess and performed with all of NZ’s orchestras. T.V work includes guest hosting on The Project, appearances in The Jacquie Brown Diaries, Skitz and The Semisis, presenting several docos, hosting Saturday Live and judging Showcase. Jackie was awarded an MNZM in 2018 for services to the entertainment industry. She says its no trouble at all to sing in front of 200,000 people at Xmas in the Park but can’t parallel park to save herself.
Callum Floyd - Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd - Managing Director
Brad Jacobs - The Coffee Club - Director and Property Manager
Scott Jenyns - Aramex New Zealand (Formerly Fastway Couriers) - CEO
Estelle Logan - V.I.P. Home Services NZ - National Franchisor
Dawn Engelbrecht - sKids - CEO
Susannah Cowan - MTF - Franchise Field Manager
Elizabeth Myburgh - Foodco - Retail Operations Consultant
Ross Churchouse - Just Cabins - Business Development Manager
Ian Robertson - Ecomist - General Manager
Meredith Taylor - Iridium Partners - Director
Simon Lord - Franchise New Zealand Media - Publisher
Dean Madsen - Westpac - Commercial Manager
Nick Stevens - Link International Group Ltd - Director
Choose two Round Table Topics that will be of maximum benefit to you and your team from the list below.