This event is an opportunity for chief executives to network and discuss issues of significance in the sector, and to their roles. This event can be attended in person, or via Zoom.

  • 14 Sep 2020
  • 1:00 PM
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  • Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch Central, New Zealand
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About this event


1pm – 2.30pm – CE-only time

2.30pm – 2.45pm – Introduction from Carl Blanchard, Partner, PwC

2.45pm – 4pm – Transitions Leadership with Grant Symons, Transitions HQ and Susan Krumdieck, University of Canterbury

Chief Executives are required to make complex decisions, requiring them to learning quickly, weigh up advice and evidence, and often make trade-offs. We will be joined by Grant Symons from Transitions HQ and Professor Susan Krumdieck from the University of Canterbury who will facilitate a discussion on transitions thinking and what leaders need to do to understand the big picture, create alignment, and take their people on the journey. Grant and Susan will focus on decision-making around the Three Waters Reform Programme.

4pm – 5pm – Update and discussion on the Three Waters Reform Programme

Led by Kevin Lavery and Karen Thomas

Please note: Alert Level 2.5 means that there are restrictions on Auckland-based people moving around the country and attending events of more than 10 people. That being the case, we invite those based in Auckland to join us online.


Dr Susan Krumdieck
Professor, University of Canterbury Read Profile
Grant Symons
CEO, Transitions HQ Read Profile
Carl Blanchard
Partner, PwC Read Profile