The first President’s dinner since the 2019 COVID lockdown was held on 22 June 2022. It was great to once again have face to face engagement with our Chief Executives and Leadership team representatives. The dinner was hosted by the Trust’s President the Rt Hon Trevor Mallard MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives with the Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Immigration, Transport and Workplace Relations and Safety as the Parliamentary guest.


During the President’s Dinner, guests were given an update on Trust activities and upcoming plans plus the opportunity to network and discuss topics of mutual interest.


The Trust would like to extend their gratitude and thank the attendees for coming to this event and trust they enjoyed their evening with us.


The Trust’s corporate Chief Executives and Leadership Team attendees included:

Roger Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Auckland
Rob Purdy, NZ Country Manager, Fujitsu New Zealand Ltd
Jo Coughlan, Co-Founder, Silvereye Communications Ltd
Grant Watson, Chief Executive Officer Synlait Milk Ltd
Blair Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer, Tower Insurance Ltd
Wendy Turvey, National Manager Research & Innovation, WSP New Zealand
Jen Nolan, Director External Relations, Rio Tinto (NZ Aluminium Smelters Ltd)