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08 March 2018

12 - 1pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 0, Room OGGB5 (051), 12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010

Woman in leadership: Importance on motivating and uniting

This is an opportunity to hear from a handful of inspirational woman in leadership positions at PwC. This session will be focussed on discussing our thoughts on #PressforProgress, and how we, as women, can prepare ourselves to be successful leaders.

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Speaker biographies

Panel MC


Keren Blakey

Partner in our Assurance Business, and a PwC Board Member. Karen is a lead PwC Partner for Entertainment and Media and worked across a number of industries.

Outside of work Keren enjoys spending time with her family, cycling and walking the dog.

Panel participants


Leigh Tomei

Partner in our PwC Financial Advisory Services, and a breakthrough leader alumni for Global Woman. Leigh has Tax experience working in both New Zealand and the UK.

Leigh has a young family so keeps busy outside work, but always tries to squeeze in as much travel as possible. 


Diane McCallum

Director in the PwC Financial Assurance Business, and originally from South Africa. Diane moved over to PwC NZ from South Africa in November 2016 with her family.

Diane has developed certain tools and approaches throughout her career, to name a few; establishing your why, self-confidence, listening and having a good mentor. ‘You can do anything you want to do, and you have to work for it’.


Antonia Robertson

Director in our PwC Deals Business (helping clients navigate transaction related change or distress). Antonia worked for PwC in the UK for ten years prior to moving to NZ in October 2014. In the UK she focused on advising corporates through challenging times.

She is married and has two daughters (five and almost two) who keep her busy in the evenings and weekends!


Annabell Chartres

Director in our Assurance Business, was born in New Zealand but has worked in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia on a variety of projects.

Annabell was the first New Zealand woman to complete the four deserts ultra-marathon series, four self assisted 250km foot races in Gobi, Atacama, Sahara deserts, and Antarctica.


Paid parking is available at the Owen G Glenn Building. View more details.