AN EVENING OF LUXURY AND HILARITY
Politician and Entrepreneur
A former NZ National Party politician, Steven was a broadcasting entrepreneur before he entered the House of Representatives in 2008. In the same year he became Minister of Transport and Minister for Communications and IT. His appointment later, as Minister of Science and Innovation, then of Finance and Infrastructure, gave rise to Steven's reputation and moniker as “Minister of Everything” - during the National Party term ending in 2017 and prior to his resignation from politics in 2018.
Politician, Mayor, Counsellor
The very remarkable Hon Dame Fran Wilde DNZM QSO is a former Wellington Labour member of Parliament and the first woman to serve as Mayor of Wellington. Since retiring from the Mayoralty in 1995, Dame Fran went on to serve in many roles including 7 years until 2003 as CEO of (then) Trade New Zealand. Returning to local politics in 2004 she subsequently chaired the Greater Wellington Regional Council from 2007 to 2015. More recently, Dame Fran's extensive governance experience benefits numerous boards.
Sports Marketer and Strategist
Karl is a sports marketer who has helped steer global megabrands such as the Australian Open, FIFA, WTA Tour and back home with the All Blacks and ASB Classic. He is now leading the charge for the World’s most sustainable sports league – SailGP as it looks to establish itself as a major global player in sport.
Partner - Martelli McKegg
Timothy is a partner specialising in trusts, estates, property and commercial law. Originally from Northern Ireland, you may have recently heard his distinct accent while discussing Trust law on Radio New Zealand and The Cafe.
83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland
Liverpool Street – Corner of Karangahape Rd and Liverpool St.
This is a public pay and display car park adjacent to the hotel and entry is located off Liverpool St. After parking, please take the lifts down to the ground level and follow the signs to the hotel reception.