Executive director IDNZ, Chairman New Zealand Cruise Association and Vice Chair of The World's leading Ground Operators
With 20 years of cruise experience, Debbie works closely with the vast majority of the world's cruise companies and has a wealth of critically important industry connections at the very highest levels.
Di is not a Doctor, Nutritionist, Shrink or Wellness Coach, she has no qualifications in the Wellness Industry. However, she has a Masters in experience and a bucket load of common sense and has been diagnosed with cancer twice
Entrepreneur, unshakable optimist, coach for high-performers and CBS radio news contributor
Fran is passionate about exponential technologies and the positive impact they can have on humankind. Her Massive Transformative Purpose is empowering and guiding humanity to adopt healthy, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
For 20 years, Gillian was an independent school principal (St Oran's College, Corran School, Samuel Marsden Collegiate Schools) who took delight in promoting thinking skills and using IT to promote learning. She is currently with The University of Auckland and chaired their Human Participant Ethics Committee for two and a half years. Now, as Managing Director of the Memory foundation Ltd, her focus is encouraging brain fitness at all ages.
Multi-media Mogul, Publisher, Author, Blogger, and Podcast & TV Presenter
Huang is known as the Oprah of China and considered to have the same influence over fashion in China as Anna Wintour. She has a New Zealand connection partnering with Tourism New Zealand to promote destination New Zealand to the Chinese travel market and has visited New Zealand several times.
CEO & Founder of Flossie and NZ Girl, Director & Trustee of Simplicity KiwiSaver
Jenene is the winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards and is a digital entrepreneur, specialising in predicting, understanding and developing technologies to underpin the evolving consumer behaviour.
Jo is pretty savvy when it comes to talking digital and social media. Jo led Global Digital & Social Media for Air New Zealand for 7 years, has presented at Google I/O and launched Monster.com in New Zealand back in 1997 (pre-Google).
Co-founder and General Manager of Pomegranate Kitchen
Rebecca started a catering social enterprise which trains and employs cooks from a refugee background. Language barriers and the lack of local experience means it can be very difficult for former refugees to find the right training or job opportunities.
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Crimson Education
Sharndre's life passion is helping her generation discover capabilities, confidence and leadership potential and has turned her small start-up into a global education company reportedly valued at over USD$160M.
Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland
Siouxsie describes herself as a microbiologist and bioluminescence enthusiast and combines her twin passions to understand infectious diseases and in a nutshell, Siouxise and her team make nasty bacteria glow in the dark.