Jehan Casinader

We are thrilled to announce that Jehan Casinader, a renowned journalist, keynote speaker, and mental health advocate, will be joining us as one of our esteemed speakers. Jehan's exceptional career has been recognised with numerous accolades, including being named "Broadcast Reporter of the Year" at the Voyager Media Awards in 2020 and "Reporter of the Year" at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018.

In addition to his remarkable achievements, Jehan has been a guiding light for hundreds of Kiwis, helping them share their vulnerable and deeply personal stories with the rest of the country. His experiences in covering natural disasters, terror attacks, sporting triumphs, and everything in between have provided him with unique insights into resilience and the power of rewriting one's own story.

Jehan is also the author of the inspiring book, "This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life" (HarperCollins). With his expertise and firsthand knowledge, he has become a respected voice in the areas of well-being, leadership, and diversity.

Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD), FRSNZ, CFHRINZ

Joining Jehan as a keynote speaker is Professor Jarrod Haar, a distinguished Professor of Management and Māori Business at Massey University. With tribal affiliations of Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Mahuta, Professor Haar brings a unique perspective that blends indigenous knowledge with business and management insights.
Professor Haar is a renowned academic, having completed a PhD at Waikato University and authored over 400 academic outputs, including 138 journal articles. His expertise spans a wide range of management areas, with a particular focus on Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. With a passion for mentoring students and colleagues, Professor Haar has supervised numerous research students and actively contributes to the academic community through his teaching and research excellence.