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29 November 2018

Southland Leadership Academy

The purpose of this programme, which is completed over eight weeks, is to provide leaders with the opportunity to build leadership capabilities through their own personal development and by learning from the experience of others.

Each two-hour session is led by a senior executive from significant Southland - Otago based businesses. Leaders and future leaders will find this programme motivating and rewarding, and will benefit from the opportunity to interact with the presenter and build an ongoing connection with other participants.

The Leadership Academy is perfect for people looking at developing their existing leadership experience and who have the potential for holding senior positions and governance roles.

Topics covered each week include -

1. Ethical and Moral Leadership

DOUGAL McGOWAN, Chief Executive Otago Chamber of Commerce

2. Resilience in Leadership

PENNY SIMMONDS, Chief Executive Southern Institute of Technology

3. Leading through Change, and Growth

ROBERT BOEKHOUT, General Manager Blue River Dairy

4. Strategic Leadership

JASON TIBBLE, Regional Commissioner Ministry of Social Development

5. Governance vs Management

ERROL MILLAR, Chairman Philips Search and Rescue Trust

6. Art of Influence

STEWART HAMILTON, General Manager New Zealand Aluminium Smelter

7. Leading in a Crisis

GEOFF FINNERTY, General Manager South Port NZ Limited

8. Governance Engagement

CLARE HADLEY, Chief Executive Invercargill City Council

9. How a great H&S Culture can be Achieved

DEAN ADDIE, Chief Executive EIS

10. Leadership in Business

SHAUN DRYLIE, Chief Executive Officer SBS Bank.

The participant, at the completion of the ten experiential and reflective learning sessions, will have a good understanding of what is required to be a significant leader in their own organisation and in the wider business community.


Ten x two-hour sessions.

22 February – 12 April 2019, Friday mornings.

Exclusive to Chamber members.

Limited to 12 participants.

NZTE registered.

Click here to download the Leadership Academy brochure (PDF) to view all the programme details.

This session is now fully booked

Any questions or to secure your place for the next programme please contact Joanne by phoning 03 2187188 or emailing