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Monday Luncheon Past Speakers 2020

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Speaker: Her Worship  Lianne Dalziel 

Position: Mayor Christchurch City

Date: Monday 27th January 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘ ‘Christchurch City the New decade 2020

Speaker: Mr John Carnegie

Position: Chief Executive of the Petroleum Exploration & Production Association of NZ

Date: Monday 10th February 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘Hydrocarbons and the Economy ‘

Speaker: Mr Jim Harland

Position: The Director Regional Relationships – Southern for the NZ Transport Agency

Date: Monday 24th February 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘Accessibility via the highway network ‘

Speaker: Mr Imre Speizer

Position: NZ Financial Markets Strategist, Westpac Bank.

Date: Monday 9th March 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘The impact on Financial markets, commodities and export by a black swan influence.


Speaker: Mr Mark Troughear

Position: Chief Executive Officer Freightways

Date: Monday 18th May 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘An update on this expanding company and the ways it is adapting with the pandemic.

First Meeting held via ZOOM app’

Speaker: Mr Ian Little

Position: Associate Director of Research at Colliers International

Date: Monday 15th June 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘Covid-19’s impact on Property’.

First Meeting held via ZOOM app and at the Canterbury Club’

Speaker: Mr David Mair

Position:  CEO of Skellerup Holdings Ltd

Date: Monday 29th June 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘When the Rubber hits the Rooad in a post Covid-19’s i

First Meeting held via ZOOM app and at the Canterbury Club’

Speaker: Ms Sally Attfield

Position: Hotel Sector Manager, Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Date: Monday 13th July 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘Outlook for the Hotel Industry’.

 Meeting held via ZOOM app and at the Canterbury Club’

Speaker: Mr Shaun Stockwell 

Position: CCBA Treasurer- Property Owner, Director KPI Rothschild

Date: Monday 27th July 2020

Keynote Topic: ‘The Pulse of the City’s Business Heart’.


Speaker: Mr John Pennington

Position: CEO Rfider Ltd

Date: Monday 10th August 2020

Keynote Topic: Smart Screening using Digital Platforms’.


Speaker: Ms Catherine Stuart

Position: Senior Partner Aonghus NZ Ltd 

Date: Monday 24th August 2020

Keynote Topic:  State of the Art Rehabilitation facility for veterans in Mid Canterbury.


Speaker: Mr James Nikitine

Position: Founder/ CEO Blue Cradle

Date: Monday 7th September 2020

Keynote Topic: What Value Do We Put On Our Ocean?


Speaker: Hon Eugenie Sage 

Position: Member of New Zealand Government 

Date: Monday 21st September 2020

Keynote Topic: Conservation and the Ecomony in a Covid 19  Environment


Speakers:  National Party Candidates

Position: Aspiring Politicians and Elected National Party member for  the electorate of Waimakairi Mr Matt Doocey 

Date: Monday 5th October 2020

Keynote Topic: Aspiring leaders discuss key issues for Christchurch ahead of the General Election.

Speakers:  Boyd Warren

Position: ChristchurchNZ’s General Manager of Innovation and Business Growth,

Date: Monday 19th October 2020

Keynote Topic: Change in the city’s economy with COVID

Speaker:  Malcolm Johns

Position: Chief Executive of Christchurch International  Airport 

Date: Monday 2nd November 2020

Keynote Topic: Come and visit and stay awhile, we are the gateway to the South Island.

Speaker:  Trevor Burt

Position: Chairman of Rua Bioscience.

Date: Monday 16th November 2020

Keynote Topic: Taking a Start-Up business to list on the Stock Exchange


Speaker:  Aaron Russ

Position: Heritage Expeditions Commercial Director and Expedition Leader.

Date: Monday 30th November 2020

Keynote Topic: What happens when Covid impacts on a cruise-related business


Speaker:  Gordon MacLeod

Position: Cheif Executive of NZX Listed Ryman Healthcare

Date: Monday 14th December 2020

Keynote Topic: Caring for your 12000 residents in a global pandemic