Outstanding Māori Business Leaders Award 2007

For outstanding business leadership and service to capital markets in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Brett Hiirini Shepherd

Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Tamaterā

Brett Shepherd is chief executive of Deutsche Bank New Zealand and managing director of Global Banking. He has advised major multinational New Zealand and Australian corporates on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Brett has been involved in the investment banking industry for nearly two decades. He is a board member of the non-profit organisation the New Zealand Institute which focuses on developing solutions to issues that have a major impact on New Zealand’s economic and social future and can contribute to improved prosperity and social outcomes for all New Zealanders.

Brett is also an adviser to Black Grace, New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company. He graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies with first class honours.

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