Courageous conversations with bold humans (from the most creative little capital in the world).
Bron Thomson, Founder and CEO, Springload
Bron Thomson is the founder and CEO of Springload, one of New Zealand’s leading digital agencies. Her experience in design, technology and business strategy spans two decades of working in the tech sector in New Zealand.
Springload has worked with some of New Zealand’s leading organisations, including Te Papa, RNZ, Kiwibank, Xero, NZ Festival, Red Cross, and many Government agencies.
Bron is an innovator and disruptor, and is leading Springload through a purpose-led transition. Springload became a B-corp in 2019, and is focused on projects that make an impactful difference to society and the planet.
Paul Atkins, Chief Executive, ZEALANDIA
Paul is Chief Executive of ZEALANDIA, a world-first fenced urban eco-sanctuary in Wellington, named as one of the world’s 100 greatest places by Time magazine in 2019.
Paul is also Chair of the Board of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a national institute of leading New Zealand materials scientists. He has held a number of other executive and board positions including in several exciting start-up companies.
Paul was a Director in the British Council for almost 20 years, and has worked in over 40 countries around the world.
The most important common thread through Paul’s career has been the extraordinary privilege of meeting and working with so many amazing people.