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Employer's Perspective – Professionelle

Employer's Perspective – Professionelle

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  • Tue 30 Oct ’18, 5:30pm – 8:30pm


ASB North Wharf, North Wharf, 12 Jellicoe St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $85.00



We wrap up this year’s public event series with a final look into the world of working mothers. On October 30th, join us for Working Mothers: The Employer’s Perspective – a panel discussion book-ended by networking with drinks and nibbles.

This event will speak to a slightly different audience from our typical panels and workshops. While applicable to all who are invested in and supportive of Professionelle as an organisation, we hope to see some new faces there too – both women and men, specifically those who employ women at all ages and stages of their careers.

We’re very excited about what will be a lively and educational panel discussion, with five high-powered employers in conversation with our own Executive Director Jayne Chater. This will be a chance to explore what changes are happening in the working mums space – and what changes they hope to see in the future.

Professor Candice Harris – Head of Department – Management at AUT
John Hanna – Interim CEO at Reachmedia NZ & Board Trustee of Professionelle
Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson – Executive General Manager, People: ASB
Michael Anderson – CEO at MediaWorks

Please join us – and our esteemed panelists – for what is shaping up to be a cracker of an evening.

At 5:30, doors open with drinks and nibbles available. The panel discussion will begin at 6:15pm, with time for more drinks, nibbles and networking afterwards until everything wraps up at 8:30pm.

Panellists & Facilitator:

Professor Candice Harris
Candice is a Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). She has also held leadership roles including Associate Dean Academic (Acting). At present she is happily working as Head of the Department: Management at AUT.

Her main areas of research are careers, gendered experiences of work and advancement, media representations, discourses of work, and qualitative and critical approaches to research. Candice supervises postgraduate students working in the fields of careers and management.

Candice has been a member of the Universities New Zealand Women in Leadership (NZWIL) Steering Group since March 2009. She co-organised the inaugural NZWIL symposia and played a lead role in the development and delivery of the NZWIL Discipline Pod initiative. Her engagement activity has also seen her involved with Champions for Change having researched a comprehensive business case for change. She is an active member of the Auckland-based Corporate Mothers Network, contributing to a major research survey and co-leads the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Critical Approaches Special Interest Group.

John Hanna
John is an experienced business leader in both the private and public sectors. He has held CEO roles for the past eight and a half years, with a strong record of successful company management and leadership in C-suite and director level positions in the technology sector for over 20 years.

With an disruption and technology-based transformation as consistent themes throughout his career, John specialises in building agile, capable and loyal teams of great people.
Highly entrepreneurial, John has acquired broad experience in organisational growth, sales, marketing, service & operations and general management at both executive and director levels.
He is passionate about building powerful, knowledge-based digital economics in order to support destruction of digital and economic divides. In the past five years, John successfully started, grew and managed a brand new Schedule 4 crown-owned company. He’s also provides a valuable male perspective as a trustee on the Professionelle board.

Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson
Jeanette was recently appointed as the Executive General Manager of People for ASB Bank Limited. Jeanette joined the ASB in July 2018 after heading up the Agile Academy at Spark New Zealand.

Prior to that she was the Global HR Director at Mayborn Group Limited and has held several Board and Non-Executive Director positions in the UK. Jeanette has also held senior Global HR and Director roles at Novartis,Priceline.com, Liz Claiborne, Cargill and Ford Motor Co.

Jeanette has an extensive background in people experience, transformation & talent strategies and managing major change & international growth programs. She is also an Advisory Board member for Global Angels and the University of Liverpool Management school.
Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Science, with Hons from Loughborough University of Technology.

Michael Anderson
Michael has led MediaWorks as CEO since the winter of 2016, when he joined the organisation following six years as Director of Fairfax Media in Australia. Prior to joining Fairfax, Michael spent some twenty years with what is now Southern Cross Austereo, with roles including time as Group Director, Sales followed by seven years as CEO. In parallel with these leadership roles, he has also held governance roles, sitting on the board of organisations like oOh! and OzTAM.

In his over 20 years in the media industry, he has proven himself a leader in adapting radio to the digital era, not to mention building leading media sales teams which translated into major earnings growth. He has focused on building strong brands and guiding businesses through their adaption to to the changing media landscape.

Jayne Chater
Our convener for this event is Jayne Chater, Professionelle’s Executive Director. Jayne is a director at Altris, with a team focused on accelerated coaching and leadership development. With over 12 years’ experience working with a wide range of leaders, she is well-equipped to handle this panel discussion.
Her particular interest is in Women in Transition programmes that support women returning to work, and she is a strong advocate for advancing women’s careers while raising families. She has three daughters herself, and her role in the ‘coaching’ world expands to the sports coaching world through her involvement in youth netball teams!

Jayne is also passionate about developing talent and working with emerging and first time leaders. She has a great deal of experience in the design, delivery and coaching of high performing teams, and has worked to develop coaching culture within a wide range of organisations.

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