Chris Teeling and David Meates to keynote at Auckland Business Influentials series event.


Liberty Stage is pleased to announce Chris Teeling and David Meates as the Keynote speakers for the Auckland Business Influentials Event with Professor Clayton Christensen on November 4th.

Speaker Information


Chris Teeling | Global Head of Strategy | Xero

As Global Head of Strategy, Chris Teeling has helped Xero, the emerging leader in online-accounting software, reach over 210,000 customers and more than 8,800 account partners internationally. The company is fast expanding, establishing offices in New Zealand, Australia, UK and USA. Within the past year, Xero has seen a 385% share price increase and the company’s market capitalisation is approaching $3.2 billion. recently wrote about Xero’s rapid rise and their expansion into the United States – read it here.

David Meates | CEO | CDHB

David Meates, the visionary CEO of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), has transformed the CDHB from a dysfunctional health system to a globally recognised and high performing organisation. Following the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, a health system that should have imploded was instead restructured, integrating care pathways and empowering all levels within the health system workforce. David’s broad innovative approach and encouragement of experimentation and risk taking has been central to this public sector innovation success.

Nicholas Timmins of the the Kingsfund website interviewed David on the CDHB’s Innovation Successes and can be watched here.

Listen to Chris and David along side Professor Clayton Christensen this November in Auckland, New Zealand discussing Disruptive Innovation and the Role of Management: Creating New Growth Opportunities. 

Find out more about the Business Influentials series at the website here.