At the 2019 Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum held today in Auckland, New Zealand Co-Chair Adrian Littlewood confirmed it would be his last forum as the ANZLF’s New Zealand Co-Chair.
After spending five years as the ANZLF Co-Chair Adrian has decided it is time to pass the baton to another senior trans-Tasman leader.
“It has been such a privilege leading the ANZLF and being part of something that is truly trying to make a difference to the prosperity of our two countries. We have made significant progress over the past five years across all our sector groups, with a strong focus on delivering outcomes,” Mr Littlewood said.
“For a period of time I also co-chaired our Tourism Sector Group and I have been delighted that it continues to identify ways to simplify the border processes that keep trans-Tasman borders strong but seamless.”
“Another highlight for me was the launch of the ANZLF Indigenous Business Sector Group at the 2018 Forum, which has attracted a lot of international interest as well as sparking indigenous connections across the Tasman.”
“The opportunity the ANZLF provides by bringing business and government together to help Australia and New Zealand prosper is endless, and I have every confidence the next New Zealand Co-Chair will harness opportunities for trans-Tasman collaboration and extend them in to new areas,” Mr Littlewood concluded.
Australian Co-Chair Ann Sherry AO has valued working with her New Zealand counterpart, and the progress they have made together.
“Since 2014, Adrian and I have worked together on four Forums, had numerous meetings with Prime Ministers and Ministers, and sought to broaden and deepen the ANZLF’s engagement with the business community and government,” Ms Sherry said.
“I thank Adrian for the significant contribution he has made to building a stronger trans-Tasma relationship.”
The ANZLF will appoint the next New Zealand Co-Chair in the coming weeks.
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