As part of our India Unplugged speaker series, we are proud to present two leaders: One in Cricket and the other in Diplomacy & Business.
We will have a robust discussion around the theme:
Cricket Diplomacy, Business and Leadership The speakers will speak about their experiences and interact with the audience on the finer points of leadership and business as well.
Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance and Sport and Recreation Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage
Hon Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin. Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander able to achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since 2008.
In Opposition, Grant was Finance Spokesperson, and has previously held spokesperson roles for Labour in Employment, Skills & Training, Economic Development, Tertiary Education, State Services, Health, and Arts, Culture & Heritage. He is now the Minister of Finance and for Sport and Recreation.
Dipak Patel Cricketer, Former Black Cap
Kenyan-born Dipak Patel had the ambition to play Test cricket and he left Worcestershire to emigrate to New Zealand where he could believe, greater opportunities lay. Dipak has played 37 Tests and 75 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team. He is the current spin Bowling Coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League for 2018. Since retiring in 1997, he has coached at a provincial (first-class) level in New Zealand, notably for Central Districts and the New Zealand under 19 team.
Please book your seats today, as seats are limited.