Club Speaker Series:
How to get ahead in business while leading a joyful life - dispatches and reflections from Theresa Gattung
Date: Thursday 22 July
Time: 4:30pm - 6pm
Location: Tuhono Meeting Suites, HSBC Tower, 188 Quay Street
4:15pm – Registration open
4:30pm – welcome drinks with light nibble
4:45pm – Theresa begins
5:15pm – Q&A sessions
5:30pm – Networking over drinks and nibbles
6:00pm – Event concludes
Join us for an inspirational talk with top business executive Theresa Gattung. Theresa will share her experience as CEO, board chair, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist and touch on her continuing work to make a profound difference in the lives of girls and women in New Zealand and the world.
Theresa Gattung, CNZM, is a New Zealand business leader, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and investor. Her best-selling autobiography Bird on a Wire was published in 2010.
Perhaps best known for her role as CEO of Telecom New Zealand, she was the first female CEO of an NZX listed company. Since leaving Telecom, she divides her time between professional governance, entrepreneurial projects, and philanthropic work.
She has held multiple governance positions, Chair of AIA Australia and AIA New Zealand, Chair CoOfWomen and Chair of the Wellington Board of the SPCA. She is a member of the National Advisory Board on the Employment of Women.
As co-founder of My Food Bag, alongside Cecilia Robinson and Nadia Lim, she helped take the start-up to a nationwide company with a turnover of over $130m.
She is also the New Zealand lead of SheEO, an international community that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators.
In 2019 she became Chair of Tend, a primary healthcare provider with a mission to put digital healthcare in the hands of all Kiwis.
Her philanthropic interests include being co-founder of the World Women Charitable Trust and Patron of the Cambodia Charitable Trust.
In the 2015 New Year’s Honours List, Theresa was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy. In September 2018 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the Women of Influence Awards.