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New Zealand CEO Survey 2016

Redefining success in a changing world: A New Zealand perspective


A well-defined purpose is becoming increasingly important for New Zealand companies and this reflects the fast-paced world we live in today. It’s not only becoming more connected through the impact of technology and digital, but also because customers are demanding that organisations stay plugged into the world around them – their communities. This increasingly complicated world brings both threats and opportunities. Given the wide-ranging uncertainties CEOs are facing – cyber security, over-regulation, geopolitical uncertainty – it’s easy to see why they’re divided about whether there are more threats or opportunities today.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Kiwi organisations are remaining optimistic about their own growth prospects despite the possibility of a stagnant or declining global economy. More than half of New Zealand respondents expect the global economy to stay the same this year, but 40 per cent are very confident about revenue growth over the next 12 months and 47 per cent are very confident about the next three years. This annual survey and report are designed to stimulate debate amongst government, business leaders and other stakeholders on the economy and future of doing business in New Zealand. I hope that you will find the insights useful and relevant for your organisation.

A dialogue with New Zealand's CEOs

We conducted in-depth interviews with 8 New Zealand CEOs. Read their individual interviews to get their views on key events, trends and issues shaping business decision-making today.

Carolyn Tremain

Chief Executive and Comptroller of Customs
New Zealand Customs Service

Craig Olsen

Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Luxon

Chief Executive Officer
Air New Zealand

David McLean

Chief Executive Officer
Westpac New Zealand

Chris Quin

Managing Director
Foodstuffs North Island

Jon Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer
Trade Me


The Government sector

What's changing between government, business and society?

In our Government and the Global CEO report we explore confidence, concerns and opportunities for growth and, in particular, the distinctive views of CEOs of state-backed organisations.

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Mark Averill

CEO and Senior Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 646 418

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