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Regenerative leadership – a new approach to governance

Laurissa Cooney, Air New Zealand director, will present on regenerative leadership and how this impacts our long term governance decisions.

Laurissa Cooney
5:30pm — 7:30pm, 17 September 2020
Tauranga Club
Tauranga Club, Level 5, 72 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Price members
$20.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$30.00 incl GST


Regenerative leadership is all about leaving our environment and our people better than we found them. It is acting on ancient wisdom, spiritual and quantum world awareness, sustainability and organisational culture. This new approach values life so that communities flourish, ecosystems thrive and people feel alive.

This shift in approach sees the planet earth and all of life on it as a set of interconnected, interdependent, self-organising living systems that flourish and generate abundance by ensuring each other thrives.

At this event the 2020 Bay of Plenty Emerging Director Award recipient will be announced. Sponsored by Stellar Library.

Laurissa Cooney

Laurissa Cooney is of Te Āti Hau Nui a Pāpā Rangi (Whanganui) descent and is the chair of Tourism Bay of Plenty, who have adopted a “Regenerative Tourism” strategy approach.  She is also a professional independent director with Air New Zealand, The Charitable Investment Trust for Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and the audit and risk committee for Ngā Tāngata Tiaki. 

She is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and was a 2017 recipient of the Institute of Directors Emerging Director Award. She has previously held senior manager, auditing and consulting roles with Deloitte in New Zealand and Deloitte Touche in London and was the chief financial officer for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Laurissa's work in the regenerative space is inspired by the Whakatauki (proverb) from her iwi:

“Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.” Translation: “I am the river and the river is me”.

Additional information


We have been monitoring government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings.

For the latest updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see our response to COVID-19 page

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Laura Gaveika
Bay of Plenty Branch Manager
+64 27 5888 118

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    17 Sep 2020
    Members — $20.00
    Non-members — $30.00
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