Continuing to connect in a post Brexit world

Keep calm and carry on

UK-based Kiwis Mark Wilson and Professor Judy McGregor share their thoughts on the importance of continuing to connect in a post Brexit world.



The Human Rights implications of Brexit will involve trade deals, immigration and citizenship issues, and employment rights, according to the 2016 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor Judy McGregor.

Professor McGregor was speaking in the week of the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture 2016 in the City of London, during which Kea World Class New Zealander and Aviva CEO, Mark Wilson reflected on the lessons that New Zealand could offer to the UK in its Brexit negotiations. Following the event, Professor McGregor added to the debate:

“It is a critical time for both citizens and residents to ensure that leaving the European Union does not mean that some people lose ground in terms of civil and political rights. Workers also need to ensure that their employment protections are maintained”.

AUT’s Professor McGregor has lectured in Durham, Glasgow and the New Zealand High Commission London on issues such as the news media and human rights, gender equality, mainstreaming human rights and the Universal Periodic Review by which all countries are examined by the United Nations on their human rights records.

Judy McGregor has enjoyed a particularly successful lecture programme Autumn 2016 and has made an announcement following the KCL event regarding the international care workers' network.

Mark Wilson’s address to an invited audience at a Link Foundation event included his thoughts on Being British, Intellectual Diplomacy, Clarity of Purpose and Commercial Diplomacy.

NZ-UK Link Foundation Chair and New Zealander, Sir Graeme Davies added: “The NZ-UK Link Foundation is looking to build on its strong academic foundations by branching out with corporate sponsors, charitable foundations and community partners to extend the diversity and reach of its 25 year history of scholarship programmes. “

To discuss sponsorship opportunities or for a copy of Mark Wilson’s speech, please contact: Chairman Sir Graeme Davies at infouk@nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk.



Professor Judy McGregorProfessor Judy McGregor, AUT

Professor Judy McGregor, Head of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT, is Associate Dean with responsibility for Postgraduate Studies. She has lectured in Durham, Glasgow and the New Zealand High Commission London on issues such as the news media and human rights, gender equality, mainstreaming human rights and the Universal Periodic Review by which all countries are examined by the United Nations on their human rights records.