Speakers and Panellists

Master of Ceremonies

A woman with short blonde hair (Julie), wears a magenta pink scarf, and a black tshirt with a logo in magenta across the front that reads 'that blind woman' with a bright pink flower to the left. Julie smiles warmly at the camera.

'That Blind Woman' Julie Woods

Introducing 'That Blind Woman' Julie Woods as our Conference MC.

International Speakers

A woman (Susan Scott-Parker) with short strawberry-blonde wavy hair and wearing a magenta blouse, sits on a bench in front of a large tree. She smiles warmly at the camera.

Susan Scott-Parker, OBE HonD

Founder, business disability international

A woman (Jenny Lay-Flurrie) with short, straight shoulder length blonde hair and glasses, wearing a red leather jacket smiles warmly at the camera.

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Vice President - Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft

Keynote Speakers

Portrait photo of Paula, a woman with short dark hair a brown eyes, wearing formal attire. She is smiling at the camera.

Paula Tesoriero MNZM

Chief Executive, Whaikaha, Ministry of Disabled People

A woman, Prudence Walker, who has magenta-coloured shoulder length hair, smiles at the camera as she sits on an electric mobility scooter outside in the sunshine.

Prudence Walker

Kaihautū Tika Hauātanga Disability Rights Commissioner

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Ruth Muller

Chief Research and Development Officer, Frucor Suntory

A caucasian man, Tim, with short fair hair and a goatee, smiles at the camera.

Tim Mehrtens

Director of Workplace Wellbeing

A pakeha man with short brown hair, green eyes and wearing glasses smiling.

Phil Turner

Chief Executive, NZ Disability Employers' Network

Panel Convenors

Head shot of a woman, Sandra Budd. She has short hair, glasses, and is smiling warmly at the camera

Sandra Budd

Senior Relationship Manager - NZDEN

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Panellists

A young man (Sean) with short dark hair and moustache smiles at the camera.

Sean Prenter

National Disabled Students Association

A woman (Nicola) with long curly blonde hair, smiles at the camera.

Nicola Frater

A woman (Nicky) with short black hair, dark lipstick, and large hoop earings smiling.

Nikki (Nikita) Van Dijk

National Disabled Students Association

A youjng woman with light blond long hair smiling and holding a sunflower

Nevé Fern Billing

National Disabled Students Association

Chandra, a woman with short brown wavy hair, looking relaxed and smiling at the camera.

Dr Chandra Harrison

Access Advisors

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