Annual NZ Investor Relations Update - 7 July 2021

We're delighted to return to an in-person event for AIRA's 2021 Annual New Zealand IR Update.  This annual event is the only specialist investor relations event in New Zealand that brings together industry professionals to learn from industry experts, exchange ideas and network with peers and colleagues.

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This year's program focuses on contemporary priorities that are shaping investor relations practices across New Zealand listed entities.


Date:   7 July 2021
Location:   Link Market Services Limited, Level 30, PwC Tower, 15 Customs Street West, Auckland 1010  
Time:   12.00 noon - 5.30pm (followed by post event networking drinks)

12.00 NOON

Networking / light lunch


12.55 PM

Welcome & Opening Comments


1.00 - 1.15 PM

Fireside Chat
In Conversation with Scott St John, Chairman, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation

One of New Zealand’s most highly regarded company Chairs shares his insights on the value of investor relations to the Board and shareholder engagement.

During the discussion, Scott will touch on some of the lessons learned throughout the pandemic and how they will reshape thinking from a markets and investor relations perspective; the view from the Boardroom on managing guidance and consensus and managing continuous disclosure obligations; how Board’s are thinking about ESG and what are they hearing from investors; looking ahead, where he sees the major risks in capital markets.

SCOTT ST JOHN, Chair, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

MARCUS DRILLER, Vice President, Corporate, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation (moderator)

1.15 - 1.55 PM

Panel Discussion
Managing Continuous Disclosure Obligations

Amidst the pandemic NZX and ASX released amended listing rules that provided issuers with enhanced guidance on when to disclose a material differences between expected earnings and consensus.

This session will discuss the NZX listing rule amendments and provide some practical examples of what Australian and New Zealand companies are doing to manage their continuous disclosure obligation and some of the key considerations from management and the board.

MATT HARDWICK, Corporate Affairs Manager, Z Energy Limited

ROSS MOFFAT, Head of Investor Relations, Wisetech Global Limited

, Chief Executive, NZ RegCo, NZX

ANNA BONNEY, Director, AIRA and Investor Relations, Merlin Consulting (moderator)

1.55 - 2.35 PM

Panel Discussion
IR Strategies in a Post-Pandemic World

As the world starts to re-open will companies revert back to traditional methods to service their shareholder base or will digital platforms and new technologies continue to evolve?   Hear from three of New Zealand’s most experienced investor relations professionals on their thinking for 2022 and beyond.

MARCUS DRILLER, Vice President, Corporate, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation

CHANTE MUELLER, Investor Relations Manager, Spark New Zealand Limited

ALEIDA WHITE, Head of Investor Relations, Fletcher Building Limited

OWEN HACKSTON, Investor Relations Manager, Meridian Energy Limited (moderator)

2.35 - 2.50 PM

Fireside Chat
International Buy-Side Expectations

SIMON WESTON, Fund Manager, AXA Investment Managers

OWEN HACKSTON, Investor Relations Manager, Meridian Energy Limited (moderator)

2.50 – 3.10 PM

Afternoon Tea


3.10 – 3.50 PM

Panel Discussion
New Zealand Buy & Sell-Side Discussion

CRAIG BROWN, Portfolio Manager / Acting Head of Australasian Equities, ANZ

AARON IBBOTSON, Director, Senior Equities Analyst, Forsyth Barr

FRANCES SWEETMAN, Portfolio Manager & Head of Sustainable Investment, Milford

STUART WILLIAMS, Head of Equities, Nikko Asset Management New Zealand 

OWEN HACKSTON, Investor Relations Manager, Meridian Energy Limited (moderator)

3.50 – 4.35 PM

Panel Discussion
Navigating the ESG and Stewardship Landscape as a NZ Listed-Entity - what are the emerging trends?

IRIS DAVILA, Head of Investment Stewardship (Australia), Blackrock

ALLYSON PORTER, Corporate Governance Manager, Australia, Georgeson

SANDRA SILEA, Senior Analyst - ESG & Stewardship Investments, AustralianSuper (Aust)

BEN KAY, General Manager, Strategy & Investor Relations, SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited (moderator)

4.35 – 5.20 PM

Panel Discussion
Trends in Retail Ownership / IR 

STAN MALCOLM, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Link Market Services

OLIVER MANDER, Chief Executive, New Zealand Shareholders Association

GUS WATSON, Head of Investments, Sharesies

MATT HARDWICK, Corporate Affairs Manager, Z Energy Limited (moderator)

5.20 – 5.30 PM


Closing Comments




In-Person Member Rate:  A$400
In-Person Non-Member Rate: A$650

Virtual Member Rate:  A$320
Virtual Non-Member Rate: $520

(Please note, the link to the live webcast will only be distributed to individuals who have registered to attend the event via the virtual registration option.  The link will be distributed 48 hours in advance of the event.)


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7/7/2021 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Link Market Services Limited Level 30, PwC Tower 15 Customs Street West AUCKLAND 1010 NEW ZEALAND
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