NZ Business Podcast 37: Annette Presley – Entrepreneur

Posted on 29 Oct 2018

In this episode, Paul Spains talk with innovative and talented entrepreneur – Annette Presley. After growing up in South Auckland, Annette has gone on to achieve impressive success in business in both New Zealand and Australia.

Annette’s entrepreneurial acumen led to her being selected as a judge on the 2006 TV programme – Dragon’s Den. With former husband Malcolm Dick, she built and sold two leading communications companies – ‘Call Australia’ and then ‘CallPlus’ of which sold in 2015 for $250 million.

In 2016 Annette was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and women. Most recently she has been heavily involved with the charity she founded – ‘Elicit: The Dream Catching Academy’, which works to help young girls to change their lives by dreaming big.

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NZ Business Podcast 36: Aaron Toresen, CEO Link Business Brokers

Posted on 14 Sep 2018

Businesses are bought and sold all the time – and it’s set to increase in the years ahead. Aaron Toresen shares his story and that of Link, the business brokerage firm he’s built into an international leader. This is your chance to learn from Aaron’s story and hear insights in buying and selling businesses.

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NZ Business Podcast 35: David Sutherland – founder of Integral Technology and Whoa! Studios

Posted on 1 Apr 2018

In 2010 David Sutherland sold his firm Integral Technology for $64 million. Learn and be inspired as David shares about his journey in business and why he headed in a fresh direction with his ground breaking new labour of love – Whoa! Studios.

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NZ Business Podcast 34: Mike Bennetts – CEO, Z Energy

Posted on 25 Mar 2018

Mike Bennetts is the CEO of Z Energy – which he led through a rebrand from Shell NZ in 2011 and more recently the acquisition of Caltex. Hear the fascinating journey which saw him end up leading a part of BP with $40B in revenues before he returned to NZ.



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NZ Business Podcast 33: Darren Linton – CEO leading the transformation of Yellow

Posted on 18 Mar 2018

Leading a business that’s been disrupted by technology is no easy task, but Darren Linton, CEO at Yellow seems to really relish the task at hand and he leads the transformation of the company to make it relevant to New Zealand businesses again.

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