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Founders Exchange November - Science, Innovation, Inspiration

  • Nov 29, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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This month we welcome a special guest speaker, Dr Mary Quin, the inaugural Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation.

Mary returned to New Zealand to take up the role in May 2013, after 20 years working overseas in senior executive roles in NASDAQ-listed companies such as Eastman Kodak Company and Xerox, where she was VP of Strategy and Business Development for Xerox’ US$5.5 billion Production Systems Group. 

Her most recent role was as President of the 2,800-person US support services company, NANA Management Services LLC in Alaska. 

Dr Quin graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with First Class Honours in Physics. She completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Illinois and after working in research and development for engineering company Raychem for several years, attended Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar.

Come along ready to hear some leadership stories, bring your questions... and as always - BYO something to share.

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  • Amie P.

    Great to discuss & hear about your experiences

    November 30, 2013

  • Elena

    Hello all on such a lovely sunny day .... I too need to flag that I may not be able to make it due to work commitments - which would be a real drag as I was looking forwad to hearing Mary.

    November 29, 2013

    • Ruth M.

      you people are working too hard!!!! Hope you can make it, Elena :)

      November 29, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Hi Ruth

    Thanks for the invite, and the slow response! Will do my best to make it - have some work commitments that look like they might push into the evening. Will do my level best tho!


    November 29, 2013

    • Ruth M.

      Hi Anne - would be fab if you can make it, walk AWAY from the office!

      1 · November 29, 2013

  • Melissa B.

    Hello!! I've just had a very quick, last-minute change at my yoga studio where I'll be hosting some guest workshops tomorrow night & through the weekend, soooo I'd love if my guest Veronica Harwood Stevenson could be welcomed in my place? She's promised to take notes for me. Does that work within the bounds of this group?!

    November 28, 2013

    • Natalie

      Sounds grand! Have a good night and Veronica will be most welcome :)

      November 29, 2013

    • Ruth M.

      it'd be GREAT to see Veronica, sorry you can't make it this time Melissa :)

      November 29, 2013

  • aimee w.

    Hi everyone! Really do want to try make it tonight, but just giving warning that life might intrude and prevent it :)

    1 · November 29, 2013

    • Ruth M.

      fingers crossed you can make it Aimee!

      November 29, 2013

  • Saskia

    Hi guys,

    Pam and I are very excited to let you all know that we have just launched our Kickstarter campaign!

    We would love it if you could take a look and get involved or pass it onto friends and family who you think would be interested.

    Thanks so much, see you all on Friday.


    1 · November 27, 2013

  • Roisin K.

    Ok I thought this was last week but it's this week proving I am in need of a calendar overhaul. Yeah right!

    November 26, 2013

  • aimee w.

    Will do my level best :)

    November 25, 2013

  • Roisin K.

    Missed tonight and meant to go. Got tied up and someone threw away the key. Sorry to have missed it

    November 22, 2013

    • Nancy N

      Ok so I think it is next week!?

      November 22, 2013

    • Natalie

      Yup its the 29th :) Its a crazy time of year so hard to keep dates right! Especially if you are tied up ;)

      November 25, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi all, we discussed last time that I am putting on a talk on 26 November about IP - hoping to continue the discussion from last meeting. I hope some of you can come - details here:

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am determined to make ONE of these this year!! :D

    November 12, 2013

  • Lou D.

    Hoping to get up to this one ! .. pre xmas and all :) Who is talking ? Shall we do a Xmas dinner ! ??? xxx

    1 · September 29, 2013

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