Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce we have secured a number of well-known and engaging speakers:

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Dr. Lance O’Sullivan

Dr Lance O’Sullivan is an accomplished author, national and international speaker, role model and disruptive leader and innovator.  From a young boy labelled by society as a trouble maker, Lance developed into a passionate advocate for Māori health.  He is a pioneer for equal health care in his community and a champion for creating a fairer New Zealand.

In June 2012 Lance made the headlines when he left his former employer after a difference in patient philosophy – he believed in treating patients regardless of whether or not they could afford treatment.  He left disillusioned with a system that failed to deliver the care needed for his patients and vowed to change the system for the better.

Now ensconced in the Far North of New Zealand, Lance has set about making this happen.  Harnessing the skills he acquired from his cultural heritage and medical training, he and his wife Tracy established Navilluso Medical, a healthcare company committed to developing innovative ways to ensure appropriate and quality health care reached the right people in the right place at the right time.

Lance and Tracy, have seven beautiful children (5 boys and 2 girls).  They live and work in Kaitaia, a remote and challenged area of rural New Zealand.  Lance truly believes that he has led a charmed life and even now reflects on this…

“I used to feel that I should pinch myself to see if how life had played out for me was real or a dream”

Lance founded The MOKO Foundation, inspired by the opportunities that he himself had experienced in life and which allowed him to grow and develop into a well-educated, well-rounded, family man and community leader.

Today, as the Chair of The MOKO Foundation, Lance is truly passionate about and devoted to connecting people with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Laura Humphreys

Laura Humphreys

Laura has been a business leader for over twenty years. She founded Red Rocks Advertising in 1996, which became the second largest agency in Wellington, won Agency of the Year in 2003, launched Kiwibank to market and sold to the Ogilvy Group in 2005.

Her next venture, pet care company Pet Angels turned the cottage industry concept of dog walking and cat feeding into a scalable model, with an online search and booking system, 150 employees across New Zealand, and sold to a competitor in 2012.

Laura is the author of award winning book, Liber8 your Business, and currently advises growing businesses on how to maximise their value.

 

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