An audience with Craig Heatley CMNZ, Founder of Rainbow Group and Sky TV
What drives him? What’s his key to success? What failures has he had to endure and what has he learnt from those failures? What would he be doing if he wasn’t being an entrepreneur? What does he do in his down-time?
In an open and frank forum Craig will discuss all this and more.
Craig was recently recognised for his services to business and awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list with a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CMNZ).
He is New Zealand’s most prominent serial entrepreneur and has established, from scratch, two multi-billion dollar businesses.
His first venture began at the age of 22 – a mini golf site in Taupo that grew into the NZ$600 million Rainbow Corporation employing more than 7000 people when he sold it eight years later. His many ventures include establishing Sky TV which today is New Zealand’s eight largest publically listed company, employing more than 1000 people with a market capitalisation of NZ$2 billion.
Craig’s global influence extends to Augusta National Golf Club. He is a member of the executive committee, Chairman of the Masters media committee and the only member from Asia.
A third of his time is now dedicated to philanthropy and not-for-profits. Craig was instrumental in bringing to New Zealand, The First Tee, a project aimed at teaching life skills to children, particularly those in low socio-economic areas, and also founded Books in Homes, Gifted Kids and the Platinum Triangle Scholarships awarded by the Fulbright Scholarship Foundation.
For more than 10 years he has been a member of the NZ-US Business Council, and board member of the NZ-Antarctic Research Foundation, as well as several other non-profit boards.
Date: 12 September 2013
Time: 4.30 to 7.00pm presentation followed by refreshments and networking.
Venue: EY, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland
Cost: Amcham Members $69 inc GST, Non Members $79 inc GST.
Registrations will not be refunded if bookings are cancelled after 6th September 2013.