CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sue Pickering – Leadership 101

Founder & Director Develop Ltd

Helping leaders, managers and businesses be the best they can be 

After 25 years of executive and senior roles in the horticulture industry Sue founded Develop Ltd: a niche professional development practice that focuses on leadership and management
development for time-crunched / big-dream businesses, leaders and managers.

Sue is strongly connected across the horticulture and agribusiness industry and been a long-term champion for developing the industry and its people – achieving the best from people, fostering high performance and healthy organisations.

She has spearheaded and delivered several groundbreaking initiatives from scratch, including the HortNZ Leadership Programme and Young Grower of the Year.

Sue takes a “big picture” and analytical approach, aims for pragmatic solutions and has a strong focus on the so-called
“soft skills”. Key themes throughout her career have been delivering on promise, strong working relationships and mutually
beneficial partnership.

Pete Gregory – Nailing Your Quotes to Optimise Your Profit

Pete has wide variety of commercial experience across 40 years – including running his own Fencing Contracting business. Pete “retired” from fencing to join his wife at her company WashBar in 2012 as Business Development Director before they sold the company in 2018 and Pete took an early retirement.

Over the last 3 years Pete has become actively involved in mentoring young entrepreneurs as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme and has recently been coaxed back to work – joining the team at Hotprintz in a business development role.

Graeme Bratty – Nailing Your Quotes to Optimise Your Profit

Graeme has had wide and varied commercial experience over the last 30 years culminating in being Chief Financial Officer for a large well known Northland company.

Now a business coach, Graeme seeks to guide and assist small and medium sized business owners with financial matters that they may struggle with, enabling them to better understand their own commercial requirements. Graeme has a passion for business, and an even bigger passion for seeing people succeed.

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