Tikanga – a blueprint for business in 2021
A joint IoD and Marlborough Chamber lunch event with guest presentation from Kono chief executive, and APEC Business Advisory Council Chair Rachel Taulelei.
As economies restart in 2021, the World Economic Forum is encouraging embedding greater social equity and sustainability into the recovery to build back better than before. At this lunch event, Rachel will kōrero about how Kono strives to be the best indigenous food and beverage company in the world whilst operating under a 500 year plan that puts land, people, identity and community at the forefront of all that it does. She’ll also discuss the governance structures that are in place to make this happen and there will be a chance for people to ask questions at the end of her presentation.
Speaker bio: Rachel is an award-winning entrepreneur and business woman. As former New Zealand Trade Commissioner to North America, founder of sustainable seafood company Yellow Brick Road, and now CEO of Kono, Māori-owned food and beverage business, Rachel is a champion for New Zealand’s primary industry and the country’s position as a world-class producer of food and beverages. She is passionate about the Māori economy, international trade, and about supporting the potential and growth of others. Her governance experience includes Chair APEC Business Advisory Council, the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Council, New Zealand Wine Growers, Aquaculture New Zealand, and New Zealand Hops.