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Dealing with adversity – when times get tough, what should directors do?

Lessons in the face of adversity while dealing with the pressures of a struggling sector.

Mavis Mullins
5:30pm — 7:30pm, 20 October 2020
Distinction Coachman Hotel
140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
Price members
$35.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$55.00 incl GST


Leadership for the future demands models of collaboration, flexibility and cross sector co-design to enable long term, deep and sustainable solutions. This is about energising people. 

But what happens when systems appear to be more important than people. Leading out of adversity is not a pleasant passage. 

Experienced director and business woman, Mavis Mullins joins us to share her journey with the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre and provides a critical insight from a director’s viewpoint into some of the issues encountered, in a sector facing challenges. 

Seen through the lens of the skills based tertiary training sector, the pressures are indicative of what many sectors may face as life in a COVID-19 world becomes more apparent. 

Mavis Mullins

MNZM and New Zealand Business Hall of Famer Mavis Mullins is an experienced director and chair who’s recent achievements include:

2018 Member NZ Women Entrepreneurs Business Hall of Fame, 2017 Member NZ Business Hall of Fame, 2017 Outstanding Maori Business Leader – Auckland University, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award – Massey University, 2016 Westpac Rural Woman of Influence and 2015 Maori Business Woman Leader - Auckland University.

Her current governance roles include Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union, StockX, Rangitane, Moana Fisheries, Atihau Whanganui Inc, UNICEF, and Taratahi (voluntary liquidation).

Mavis’ past governance roles include Landcorp Farming, Massey University, 2degrees, MidCentral DHB and Rangitane Tu Mai Ra.

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