Dear Leaders, here's your edition of the NZAL newsletter!
July 26, 2016
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Following our recent successful NZAL Leadership Training programme in Auckland, NZAL is pleased to announce that we will be delivering a leadership training programme in Wellington on 19 and 20 September 2016 to meet demand from diverse leaders.
The NZAL Leadership Training programme will again be delivered in partnership with the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business and will provide diverse leaders with the knowledge and tools to go from Good to Great and to leverage off their difference in order to break through the bamboo ceiling.
The training programme will be targeted at Superdiverse leaders (either CEO level or second and third tier management) including Asian, Maori and Pasifika.
This bespoke diversity leaders training programme will be delivered by the Superdiversity Centre, specifically Mai Chen, Chair, NZAL and Marina Matthews, CEO, Superdiversity Centre with other speakers brought in for their specific expertise on the key topics of training. 
A bespoke programme is currently being designed tailored to the attendees, similar to our Auckland training programme.
Places are strictly limited. For more information contact Priti Garude

Following the inaugural NZAL Leadership Training Programme, NZAL has launched its mentoring programme tor NZAL Emerging Leaders, Young Members and delegates of the training programme. 

Based on the mentee's request, a suitable top leader is matched to begin an informal mentoring relationship. 
The mentor will provide guidance based on an initial discussion with the mentee, NZAL team and mentor, to facilitate professional growth, industry specific issues, career advice, competencies required and upskilling advice.

If you are an NZAL member and are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please contact Karinia Lee
NZAL Established Member
Michael Prasad
Michael Prasad Group Ltd
NZAL Emerging Leader
Sam Put
Business Partner
Bank of NZ
NZAL Emerging Leader
Sumita Paul
Client Manager
Perpetual Guardian
NZAL Emerging Leader
Dr Wei Liu
Principal Asset Management Engineer
GHD Limited
NZAL Emerging Leader
Roy Sun
Sun Implementation Ltd
NZAL Emerging Leader
Kris Ko
National Acquisition Risk Manager
Bank of NZ
NZAL Emerging Leader
Dheeran Inamke
Executive Manager F&B Casino
SKYCITY Auckland
NZAL Emerging Leader
Manoj Ragupathy
Manager, Privacy and LGOIMA
Auckland Council
NZAL Emerging Leader
Frank Chen
Team Leader Business Services
Ministry for Primary Industries
NZAL Emerging Leader
Buddhika Rajapakse
Trading Analytics Team Leader
Mighty River Power
NZAL Emerging Leader
Austin Kim

Principal Advisor 
Auckland Council

NZAL Emerging Leader
Eric Teh
Relationship Manager
Bank of China (NZ) Limited
NZAL Emerging Leader
Radha Vellanki
Tables Games Manager
SKYCITY Auckland
NZAL Young Member
Kunal Vaidya
Service Management Centre Engineer
NZAL Young Member
Yihan Zhang

Bank of NZ
How to grow SME's - “Upscaling Asian SMEs to maximise their potential for NZs economy

Date: August 31, 2016

Venue: Vodafone, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland  

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm (main session from 6 pm - 7 pm)

Attendance Fee: For those who are not NZAL Members, sponsors or corporate members, fee is $75 + GST per person
Speakers for the session
NZAL and major sponsor, Vodafone invite you to participate in our next public event on "How to grow SMEs in NZ - upscaling Asian SMEs to maximize their potential for New Zealand's economy". 

An open minded and engaging discussion with a diverse group of leaders who will share their innovative approach on growing their own SMEs, challenges faced by them - how to maintain and grow entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that propels you into a sustained growth stage - and how to break down/ deconstruct innovation in SMEs. 
RSVP with Priti Garude
Spotlight is a new section that will feature NZAL members and their journey to leadership! Our members come with varied background and experiences that have shaped them into the individuals and leaders they are.
We go in search of those stories and bring them to you.
Is courage enough for leadership?
NZAL Emerging Leader and Media and Community Relations Manager, IAG, Shelley Huang spoke with NZAL team on what it takes to be courageous, the competitive advantages of being courageous and how to be a leader.

Shelley is a former war correspondent who reported from the Israel-Lebanon war zone; the only correspondent to raise  a question to Chinese President Hu Jintao, just after NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark announced the closure of the press conference for President Hu's visit in 2003 and is now busy introducing NZAL Sponsor, IAG to newer avenues of communication.
Click here to read Shelley's interview
NZAL Advisory Board and Established member, Mitchell Pham was a part of the Lifewise The Big Sleepout 2016 which raised $333, 489.87 to fundraise for Lifewise’s unique “no band aids” approach to homelessness.

Here is Mitchell's account of July 7, 2016, the night he was made homeless!
Read his story
Congratulations to Mark Averill, new CEO, PwC

NZAL wants to congratulate sponsor and supporter, Mark Averill congratulations on his appointment as the new Senior Partner and CEO at PwC, effective October 1, 2016.

Mark has been a Partner for 14 years, a member of the executive team for three years and has spent a total of almost 26 years at the firm
IPANZ New Professionals Conference 2016

This year’s conference will be held at Te Papa in Wellington on 28 and 29 July.
Know more
Mai Chen
Chair - NZ Asian Leaders
NZ Asian Leaders Advisory Board Members
Thomas Song - Deputy Chair
Dr Xiaoying Fu
Bharat Guha
Sameer Handa
Ziena Jalil
Carolyn Luey
Mitchell Pham
Ming Lim-Pollard
Brijesh Sethi
David Tse
Karinia Lee - General Manager
Priti Garude - Marketing & Communications Manager
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