Our Next Circle featuring Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley DNZM, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Commercial Director
For Leaders in Portfolio Careers
Staying engaged with the business and wider community
Our Next Circle (ONC) is the Circle’s latest platform for Leaders and Directors who have moved or transitioned from full-time employment into a Portfolio Career.
The objective is to build a forum that offers shared experiences, ideas and knowledge transfer for those who wish to stay engaged in the business and wider community.
ONC has been developed to share professional opportunities such as directorships, consulting and short-term projects; provide continuous learning; and offer opportunities to ‘give back’.
Our Next Circle presents an off-the-record conversation with Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley DNZM, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Commercial Director.
Rt Hon Dame Jenny Shipley DNZM is a Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and an independent Director. She has recently retired as chair of NZX and ASX listed Genesis Energy and China Construction Banks subsidiary in NZ having served on the global board. She remains chair of two private companies. She is currently enjoying the challenge of Co-Chairing the New Zealand commemoration for 250 years since Maori and Cook first met.
Dame Jenny Shipley is the 36th and first female Prime Minister of New Zealand, holding office from 1997 to 1999; and continuing as Leader of the Opposition until October 2001. She held a number of significant ministerial positions during the 1990s and was a key driver of New Zealand’s economic and social reform. In 2002, she retired from NZ politics and returned to the private sector while retaining her intense interest in the development of leaders in New Zealand and globally.
Dame Jenny Shipley has been Vice President and remains an active member of the Club of Madrid, a group of over 110 former Presidents and Prime Ministers; she is a regular visitor to China and a Board Member on the BOAO Forum for Asia. She established Champions for Change in New Zealand and Global Women NZ. She has experienced the highs and the lows of public and business life and has a passion for working with leaders who have the courage and competence to help “shape the future” of both their companies and country.