Event: Purposeful Business

This is your invitation to hear from Three great business leaders;
Theresa Gattung, Jacqui Bensemann and Yi Ping Ge

Listen to some of their behind the scenes journeys through driving business growth, surviving fire and building bridges.

When: Monday 11th November 219
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm – Drinks, nibbles, speakers and networking
Venue: The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD

Please RSVP to marketing@gilshep.co.nz by the 31st October 2019.
If you have already RSVP’d via our Save-the-date, you do not need to RSVP again. See you there.


Theresa Gattung

CNZM

Theresa was the first woman to run a large New Zealand public company. During her tenure as CEO Gattung led Telecom through world-changing technology developments and the evolution of the business from a traditional Telco to the number one IT provider in New Zealand.

From 2008 to 2011, Theresa was the inaugural chair of Wool Partners International, applying her leadership skills, international business experience, marketing and branding expertise to lead the company’s drive to reinvigorate the international market for New Zealand’s strong wools.

In 2010 she was appointed chair of insurer AIA Australia, and also chaired the online education content provider Telco Technology Services and CoOfWomen. In 2013, alongside Cecilia Robinson and Nadia Lim, Theresa co-founded food delivery business My Food Bag. Operating in New Zealand the company has grown very quickly with turnover exceeding $100 million.

Theresa has been involved with a number of not-for-profit and philanthropic interests, including being co-founder and trustee of the World Women Charitable Trust, the Eva Doucas Charitable Trust, Patron of the Cambodia Charitable Trust and Chair of the Wellington Board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). She is NZ Lead for SheEO, a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators.

Theresa will be speaking on purposeful business, purposeful women, business start-up keys and getting good advice early. A captivating speaker, Theresa is engaging and entertaining – not to be missed.


Jacqui Bensemann

Managing Director, Argus Fire Protection

Argus Fire Protection is committed to providing the most advanced and intelligent systems and services to ensure life safety and property protection for some of New Zealand’s largest and most prestigious organisations.

They are a New Zealand owned and operated company with a well-established history and a reputation for service, quality and competitiveness that is second to none.

They are known for providing fire protection solutions that suit their clients’ needs, not tailoring our clients’ needs to suit their products or services.

On Easter Sunday, the Argus building was on fire. A woman was forced to quickly flee a fire that took hold in an industrial building in Auckland this afternoon. Around 70 fire crew battled a “large and severe fire” at Argus Fire Protection in Onehunga.

Jacqui will be telling the story of Argus, who they are, how they got here and why they’ve been successful. Come and hear about how the team handled the trial by fire.


Yi Ping Ge

Partner, Gilligan Sheppard

Yi Ping Ge grew up in Zhejiang province in China. She initially trained and obtained an Engineering degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Later on, she obtained her Commerce degree from Auckland University in New Zealand.

Yi Ping has been advising and assisting our clients on a range of business challenges for two decades. Her strengths include pragmatically approaching all business compliance issues, ownership structures, wealth protection and intergenerational transitions and mergers & acquisitions. International tax planning and issues that concern immigrants from China are her favourite topics. Above all, clients value Yi Ping’s connectivity and broad networks within New Zealand and China’s business environments.

Yi Ping was one of the first female Chinese partners in a mainstream accounting firm in New Zealand. And Gilligan Sheppard are known for ‘firsts’. They are leading the charge in the changing face of accounting and wealth services.

Yi Ping will be talking about how she helps Chinese business bridge the gap in New Zealand, there’s more than just book smarts, it’s about connections, introductions and the right people for the right purpose.


When: Monday 11th November 219
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm – Drinks, nibbles, speakers and networking
Venue: The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland CBD

Please RSVP to marketing@gilshep.co.nz by the 31st October 2019.
If you have already RSVP’d via our Save-the-date, you do not need to RSVP again. See you there.

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