Dear Leaders, here's your edition of the NZAL newsletter
November 29, 2016
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NZAL Recent Events
Celebrating three years of leadership
Celebrating three years in style, NZAL members and supporters had the rare opportunity to be part of an event in a location that is more generally the arena for performers/stars. Thanks to NZAL sponsor and host of the celebration, SKYCITY, guests were invited to enjoy the view from the SKYCITY Theatre stage.

With a presentation from NZAL Established member, Dr. Andrew Zhu on Chinese perceptions of safety in NZ and of research polling on which political parties Chinese will vote for, this event showcased why NZAL exists - to bring out unique viewpoints from top NZ Asian leaders.

Keep an eye out for our final newsletter of the year which will contain highlights of 2016 and insights from NZAL Advisory Board, Members and Ambassadors. 
Dr. Gary Liu addressed NZAL members
Thanks to New Zealand China Council, NZAL hosted a session with renowned Chinese economist, Dr Gary Liu on October 26, 2016. As a part of his tour to NZ, Dr. Liu met with 12 top Asian NZAL leaders to discuss growth and development of the Chinese Economy, challenges faced in the future and how we can further strengthen the NZ - China relationship.
NZAL Wellington Regional Event
Organised by NZAL Emerging leaders, Loretta Mamea and Frank Chen, the NZAL Leadership Training Programme Wellington network met for the first time on November 9, 2016. With an aim to build the NZAL brand in Wellington and provide support for new professionals, the group was a good mixture of NZAL Established, Emerging members and supporters from  the public and private sectors, central and local government.

Thanks to NZAL Corporate member, Ministry of Primary Industries for their premises, the group will run a series of events during the course of the year around key themes.
If you want to connect with the Wellington Group, contact Priti Garude
NZ Asian Leaders is proud to be one of the major sponsor of SUPERdiverse WOMEN (SDw). Founded by NZAL Chair, Mai Chen, SDw aims to recognize, empower and inspire diverse women leaders throughout Australasia

With a soft launch on November 17, 2016, SDw has grown its strength of foundation members from 77 to 94 and 9 corporate members in a span of just 8 days.

The organisation will be launched on February 15, 2017 by Hon. Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland and Mai Chen, Founder and Chair, NZ Asian Leaders, Superdiversity Centre and SUPERdiverse WOMEN will also present and launch “The Diversity Matrix”: Implications for Law, Policy and Business. 

For more details on the launch, information on the foundation members, sponsors and corporate members click here.
2017 events calendar
The 2017 calendar is filling rapidly - placeholders for key dates and sessions below.

Governance Workshop - "Being an effective director" 

Date: February 16 - 17, 2017

Facilitated by Janine Smith, Principal, The Boardroom Practice, NZAL Governance session is an NZAL members only session.

Invites out soon.

Top Asian Leaders in Governance
Date: February 16, 2017

Interviews with top Asian leaders as Board of Directors

Facilitated by NZAL Advisory and Established members, Sameer Handa, Managing Director, Australasia, Beijer Ref and David Tse

NZAL Leadership Training Programme – Wellington
Date: February 27 -28, 2017

Returning to Wellington with the first Leadership Training Programme for 2017, facilitated by the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business.
Invites out soon.

Profit that benefits – Asian leaders talk sustainability in business
Date: March 9, 2017

Hosted by NZAL Sponsor, IAG, the session will be f
acilitated by NZAL Advisory board and Established members, Dr. Xiaoying Fu, Managing Director, EIT Consulting and Ziena Jalil, Partner, SenateSHJ.

NZAL Leadership Training Programme – Auckland
Date: April 3 - 4, 2017

First Leadership Training Programme in Auckland for 2017 facilitated by the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business.

Three generations, one topic
Date: September 27, 2017

More information to follow.

Regional Events 

NZAL will  host regional events throughout New Zealand with the support of NZAL Advisory Board members, NZAL members, sponsors and corporate members.

With an aim of reaching out to more Asian New Zealanders, NZAL will host regional events with sponsors in:
Wellington: 27 Feb
Hawkes Bay: 30 March (with NZAL Advisory Board member and Emerging leader, Bharat Guha)
Queenstown: 14 June (with NZAL Advisory Board member and Emerging leader, Bharat Guha)

Other regions will include:
Blenheim, Christchurch, Hamilton and Gisborne
If you are interested in hosting an NZAL event, contact Karinia Lee
NZAL Advisory Board new appointment
NZAL Chair and Advisory Board are delighted to welcome NZAL Established member, Terry Lee to the NZAL advisory board.

Terry is the Managing Director of Milk New Zealand Management Ltd and has more than 25 years of experience in various investment fields including acquisitions and private equity fund management in China and other overseas countries.

NZAL welcomes Terry Lee and looks forward to utilizing his expertise and experience.
Know more about Terry Lee
New member announcements
NZAL Established Member
Vivian Cheung
National Advisor - Asian Peoples
Royal Plunket NZ Society
NZAL Established Member
Dinu Harry
Director, Dinu Harry Chartered Accountants Ltd
NZAL Established member
Jenny Liu
China Services Group Leader, Director - Tax
NZAL Emerging Leader
Sakshi Garg
Release Manager, ANZ New Zealand
NZAL Young Member
Jian-Wei Hew
Senior Analyst Investment Banking
Cranleigh Merchant Bankers
Click here to know more about the new members
NZAL Sponsor News
SKYCITY named ‘Auckland Youth Employer of the Year’

The Young At Heart Awards recognise the commitment of businesses that have signed up to Auckland’s Youth Employer Pledge, and are actively employing and developing career pathways for 15-24 year old Aucklanders. NZAL Sponsor, SKYCITY was recognised for its commitment to helping the region’s young people into jobs and training.
IAG organizes seminar on cultural intelligence for its employees

A CQ seminar was held in conjunction with a celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival. A first of its kind CQ seminar was initiated by IAG and facilitated by NZAL emerging leader Shelley Huang-Media & Community Relations Manager of IAG, with a view to continuing to develop CQ seminars to enhance the cultural intelligence capability of its people.
NZAL Members Stories
What's female in leadership? by NZAL Young member, Angela Lim, Medical Doctor/CEO & Co-Founder, Catalyst Point

Sitting in a room with nine other women of different ages and stages. We glanced at each other apprehensively, uncertain of what this 3-day leadership development journey will bring. As the initial rounds of introductions begin, all of them turn out to be amazing, inspiring women and all leaders in their own way. At the end of the introductions, one question does hang in the air.

“I am a leader, but what does me being female have to do with anything?”

Click here to read more
NZAL Members News
NZAL Advisory Board and Established member, Mitchell Pham, Director, Augen Software Ltd has been elected Chairman of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech).

He was also officially appointed as a Beachheads Advisor by NZTE for tech business for South East Asia.
Click here to know more on his role as a Chairman
Congratulations to NZAL Emerging leader, Lisa King, Founder, Eat My Lunch on winning the 2016 Women of Influence Awards in the Business Enterprise Category for her venture, Eat My Lunch.
Click here to read more
Celebrating NZAL Members Appointment to Boards
Congratulations to NZAL Established member, Ronnie Butt, New Business Development Manager, Comvita on his board appointment on Industry Advisory Board of High Value Nutrition. 
Congratulations to NZAL Young member, Angela Lim, Medical Doctor/CEO & Co-Founder, Catalyst Point on her appointment on the board of Ministry of Youth Development Partnership Fund Board. 
We are happy to announce the appointment of NZAL General Manager, Karinia Lee on the board of YWCA Auckland
NZAL Members Role Change
NZAL Emerging Leader, Bharat Chawla has taken on the position of Director International Marketing at Aspire2 Group. He was earlier the International Marketing Director at National Tertiary Education Consortium.
NZAL Emerging Leader, Sumita Paul has moved to a new role within Perpetual Guardian. Sumita was the Financial Planner / Strategist and now assumes the role of Investment & Philanthropy Partner.
Having moved on from her role as Senior Researcher at Health Promotion Agency, NZAL Emerging Leader, Judy Li is now the Senior Research & Evaluation Advisor at NZ Police.
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
Terry Lee
Carolyn Luey
Mitchell Pham
Ming Lim-Pollard
Brijesh Sethi
David Tse

Karinia Lee - General Manager
Priti Garude - Marketing & Communications Manager
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