Kea Inspire 2017
Inspiring a global future for the next generation of NZ leaders
Now in its sixth year, Kea Inspire returns to bring Auckland’s entrepreneurial and innovation communities the inspiring stories of world-leading Kiwis from around the globe showcasing the power of New Zealand’s borderless nation.
Be inspired by the personal stories of triumph and lessons learned from leaders in sustainability, cyber intelligence and threats, contemporary artists and more. This year we welcome Dr Privahini Bradoo, Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ, Jonty Kelt and Brylee Mills as guest speakers, with more to be confirmed.
Get your tickets now to this annual sell-out event and find your place as a future global New Zealand leader.
Discover more about our speakers below:
Sir Rob Fenwick KNZM KStJ
Sir Rob Fenwick is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished business and environmental leaders. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has contributed more to the fields of environment sustainability and natural heritage than most people can dream of; and his passion for preserving the country for current and future generations is nothing short of inspiring. Sir Rob is Founding Director of Living Earth and co-founder of the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is currently Chairman of Antarctica NZ and NZ Antarctic Research Institute, the Ministerial Waste Advisory Board, Predator Free NZ movement and Save the Kiwi Trust; as well as a Trustee of Sir Peter Blake Trust and Air NZ Environment Trust. Recognition for his exhaustive environmental expertise in business includes induction into NZ Business Hall of Fame, 2016. Sir Rob was also knighted the Justice of Order of St John, 2006, and knighted for services to business and the environment in 2016.
Dr Privahini Bradoo - Scientist, CEO and Founder of BlueOak
Joining us from San Francisco, Dr Priv Bradoo is a passionate entrepreneur who has successfully merged science and business. In 2011, Privahini was recognised by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s most influential people under 40 years old, and named Women 2.0’s ‘Founders to Watch’ in Silicon Valley. She was the recipient of $100,000 Fulbright Platinum Entrepreneurship Fellow to study at Harvard Business School, MBA, 2006-2008. Privahini arrived in New Zealand by herself at the age of 16 to graduate with First honours in Biomedical Science, going on to complete her PhD in Neurogenetics and Drug Discovery. Her current work as the CEO of Blue Oak involves green mining aimed at recovering high value metals from electronic wastes sustainably and economically, proof of her commitment to help combat climate change using clean tech.
Jonty Kelt - Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Investor, Founder of Fantail Ventures
Based in New York City, Jonty is a Kiwi with a fascinating international tech career. His current work with Palantir Technologies builds software augmenting human intuition to solve problems faced by governments, national defence forces, and commercial and philanthropic organisations from cyber threat, battlefield intelligence, unauthorised trading, money laundering, pharmaceutical R&D, supply chain optimisation, human trafficking and disaster response. He is also the Founder of Fantail Ventures, and has used his international success to invest in numerous Kiwi startup businesses.
Brylee Mills - Professional Dancer
Brylee is a truly inspiring young woman. Despite losing her left arm in a car accident when she was six, her passion for dance never dwindled and after years of training was accepted into an elite dance programme at Sydney’s prestigious Brent Street Performing Arts Studio. She now performs as a professional dancer and is involved in the world of photography.