The next generation of trans-Tasman leaders to meet in Auckland (Australia)

For the first time the ANZLF will bring together the next generation of trans-Tasman leaders.

The selected leaders will meet in Auckland tomorrow for the ANZLF’s newly established Emerging Leaders Programme.

The ANZLF, Co-Chaired by Carnival Chair Ann Sherry AO and Auckland Airport CEO Adrian Littlewood, brings together business and government leaders to help Australia and New Zealand prosper.

The programme was driven from a shared aspiration between the ANZLF Co-Chairs that a new generation of business and community leaders would drive innovation and harness the opportunities presented by the strength of the trans-Tasman relationship that is built on history, geography, values and enduring mateship.

ANZLF Australian Co-Chair Ann Sherry AO, is proud to be launching the programme to support the development of the next generation of leaders, and understands that great leadership and innovative thinking is required to continue to strengthen the trans-Tasman relationship.

“In a few words, I would describe the attributes of a great leader to be; vision, humility and an ability to attract great people.

“By fostering the development of future trans-Tasman leaders, we can ensure we have the right succession plan in place to continue to build on the strong relationship, and drive innovation and economic growth in both countries,” Ann said.

The group, co-chaired by Economists Without Borders CEO Nicholas Johnson and Student Volunteer Army Founder Sam Johnson, were surveyed with 80 per cent agreeing the trans-Tasman relationship was more important than other relationships for both countries.

ANZLF Emerging Leaders Australian Co-Chair Nicholas Johnson said he is looking forward to bringing this group together in Auckland.

“The role future business leaders have in continuing to build on the strong relationship between Australia and New Zealand is incredibly important for continued prosperity across both the countries. I’m thrilled to be a part of this journey.”

The programme will provide thirty-two selected emerging leaders with access to some of Australia and New Zealand’s most senior business leaders for a briefing on trans-Tasman relations, along with leadership coaching.

The emerging leaders will also be invited to attend the ANZLF’s Celebration Dinner and the Forum meeting, attended by key Ministers and senior business leaders from across the Tasman.