The New Zealand Business Podcast exists to support New Zealanders in business and leadership by providing access to the wisdom and experience of others. We enable this by providing NZ’s best and brightest a platform to share their stories in a relaxed environment. The podcast is hosted by Paul Spain (Chief Executive, Futurist, Keynote Speaker) and features many of New Zealand’s most successful business leaders sharing their stories and that of their organisations.



The NZ Business Podcast was born out of the NZ Tech Podcast which launched in early 2011 and by the third episode reached the coveted top spot on Apple iTunes NZ charts. Following the successful launch of the NZ Tech Podcast, host Paul Spain began looking for further outlets that could combine his interests in the areas of technology, business, leadership and entrepreneurship. A key outcome was the launch of the NZ Business Podcast in early August 2013 – which itself also reached the #1 spot on Apple iTunes NZ Podcasts chart.



Leaders who have featured on the NZ Business Podcast include:

  • Rod Drury (Founder, CEO – Xero)
  • Peter Beck (CEO, Rocket Lab)
  • Jolie Hodson (CEO, Spark NZ)
  • Sir Stephen Tindall (Founder – The Warehouse, K1W1 fund, Tindall Foundation, KEA)
  • Sir Graham Henry (All Blacks Coach)
  • Catherine Robinson (Kiwi Landing Pad)
  • Chris Quin (CEO, Foodstuffs NI)
  • Sir Michael Hill
  • Annette Presley (Co-founder, CallPlus)
  • Dave Ferguson (Co-founder, Nuro)


Paul Spain

Paul is a business leader and technologist with a bent towards helping other organisations to succeed by utilising technology and innovation. He lives that out via his podcast networks (Podcasts NZ, World Podcasts, Gorilla Voice Media), the Auckland IT Services firms he has founded (Gorilla Technology, Cloud Labs) and technology and business oriented commentary in various media such as RNZ, TVNZ, Three and Newstalk ZB.

Producing podcasts is not Paul’s first digital media endeavour – having established the first social network to be launched out of New Zealand. That community, WorldDJ.com, attracted over 300,000 members around the world.

Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulspain



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