We are delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Lowe, Group Chief Executive at Beca, as the New Zealand co-chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum. The ANZLF brings business and government together to help Australia and New Zealand prosper.
Along with the Australian co-chair Ann Sherry AO, Greg will oversee the ANZLF’s programme of work to further strengthen the bilateral relationship.
Mr. Lowe joins the ANZLF with considerable experience in both public and private sectors. In his current role, Greg leads Beca as the Group Chief Executive, a leading Asia Pacific consultancy firm, who have just celebrated 50 years in Australia and, in 2020, 100 years in New Zealand.
“In my role at Beca, and in my previous roles working on both sides of the Tasman, I have seen first-hand the opportunities and challenges the bilateral relationship presents. I am passionate about building momentum amongst the trans-Tasman business community so we can continue to pursue opportunities and solve the challenges,” said Mr. Lowe.
Greg Lowe replaces Adrian Littlewood as the New Zealand Co-Chair. Mr Littlewood, who made a significant contribution to the ANZLF agenda during his five-year tenure as Co-chair, welcomed the appointment of Mr. Lowe to build on this momentum.
Australian co-chair Ann Sherry AO also welcomed the appointment, saying the Forum had significant issues to advance over the next 12 months. At the 2019 Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum held in Auckland in September, the current issues of common interest included data sharing and privacy, the future of work, the needs of small business and Indigenous engagement.
For further information, please contact:
Fiona Cooper Charlotte Jaques
New Zealand Director Australia Director
About the ANZLF:
The ANZLF brings together business and government leaders to help Australia and New Zealand prosper. The ANZLF is steered by the Australian and New Zealand Co-Chairs, Ann Sherry AO and Greg Lowe ONZM. The Co-Chairs are supported by the ANZLF Policy Group comprised of business leaders on both sides of the Tasman who oversee five business-led Sector Groups focussed on; Innovation, Tourism, Health Technology, Infrastructure and Indigenous Business, while working closely with the Australian and New Zealand governments.
The centrepiece for the ANZLF is a trans-Tasman conference, bringing together leaders from business and government with the aim of further developing the bilateral trade and economic relationship.
The ANZLF was established in 2004, borne out of a political desire to strengthen the trans-Tasman relationship as the Closer Economic Relations began to expand. The ANZLF is now known amongst business and government leaders as a key platform for building a stronger trans-Tasman relationship.
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