Conference 2011 Speakers

Below is a list of some of the confirmed speakers for this year’s Community Economic Development Conference – Making it happen: From possibility to profitability to be held 19-20 April in Auckland. For more information about the conference click here

Ingrid Burkett

Ingrid Burkett is an entrepreneur, community development worker, author, applied researcher and well-known speaker. She specialises in local and international community economic development. Read more here

Professor Leo Bartlett

Leo worked pro bono for the first fifteen years of his career (commencing 1961) teaching in nonprofit educational organisations working largely with disadvantaged youth. Read more here

Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence AO is Chief Executive of the Australian Social Innovation Exchange, created to support the search for fresh solutions to Australia’s key social challenges through cross-sector collaboration. Read more here


Lindsay Jeffs

Lindsay is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a part-time lecturer in the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management and Manager of the Christchurch Small Business Enterprise Centre. Read more here

Sue Cooper

Sue joined Prometheus Finance as its CEO in September 2010 having come to New Zealand on a secondment from the UK office of Triodos Bank in February. Read more here

Vivian Hutchinson

Vivian Hutchinson is a community activist, social entrepreneur, and a citizen of Taranaki. He has been one of the pioneers in community-based action for jobs in New Zealand. Read more here