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2012 Speakers

Trevor Yaxley

Trevor Yaxley Chief Executive, Huhu tudios Biography Trevor Yaxley is an innovative entrepreneur with an extensive track record. Further, he and his wife of 46 years have created many community focused businesses that are making a significant contribution today. Trevor is a gifted speaker and is a highly esteemed and sought out citizen of NZ. Trevor has consulted to, and …

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Tim White

Tim White Lead Partner, China, KPMG Biography Tim White is a partner within KPMG’s Business Advisory team. He has over 20 years’ experience in management and professional consulting services across a number of sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, defence, retail, technology and professional services. Tim leads KPMG’s growing China Business practice providing services to Chinese individuals and organisations doing business …

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Glenn Wedlock

Glenn Wedlock General Manager, Aeronautical Commercial, Auckland International Airport Biography Glenn is responsible for the sustainable growth of the vital air-services that fuel New Zealand tourism and trade. He works on developing and growing new and existing commercial relationships with airline, trade and tourism customers, covering both passenger and fre ight activities. Glenn joined Auckland Airport in January 2009. Prior …

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Alan Carroll

Alan Carroll Executive Chairman, Carroll Partners International Biography Alan Carroll is the Executive Chairman of Carroll Partners International, a specialist strategic management consultancy which has developed a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region and which has been built over the past three decades around twenty select major multinational corporate relationships. Mr Carroll is the founder and Executive Chairman of …

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Jiang Lei

Jiang Lei Chief Executive, Shanghai Pengxin Biography Born in 1971, engineer, MBA with Southwest International College and EMBA with China-Europe International Business School, President of Shanghai Pengxin Group Co., Ltd. since 2002 and before that, he was GM of Shanghai Pengxin Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. since 1999. Earlier he was GM of Nantong No. 4 Installation & Construction Co. …

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Norm Thompson

Norm Thompson Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Air New Zealand Biography Norm Thompson currently holds the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand. He is the Chairman of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand, the Air New Zealand Environment Trust, and Altitude Engineering, He is also a board member of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) …

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Dr Jian Yang

Dr Jian Yang National Party MP Biography Dr Jian Yang entered Parliament as a List MP for National at the 2011 election. Jian’s entry into Parliament follows a distinguished academic career. He was previously a Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the University of Auckland and Associate Dean (Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Arts and Director of the China Studies …

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David Mahon

David Mahon Managing Director, Mahon China Investment Management Biography David Mahon is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Mahon China Investment Management Ltd, and has lived in China since 1984. Mahon China is the longest-established foreign-owned investment and advisory company on the Chinese Mainland. It has a history in private equity in a range of sectors and a …

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith Business Director, Nuplex Resins Biography Kelly Smith has been with Nuplex Industries for 18 years. Having held various roles whilst domiciled in NZ, early in 2004 Kelly headed to China with his family as the start-up General Manager for Nuplex’s initial investment in China . After a 2 year stint in Guangzhou, Kelly was seconded to the US …

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Cathy Quinn

Cathy Quinn Chair, Minter· Ellison Rudd Watts Lawyers Biography Principal areas of practice: • Commercial and Corporate Law • Corporate Governance • Securities law • Private Equity Professional work experience: Cathy is the Chair of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and a corporate and commercial lawyer who leads our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity teams. Cathy also leads our China …

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