51 episodes

New Zealand's podcast that inspires and challenges those in business and leadership. Hear from numerous top NZ leaders and entrepreneurs including Rod Drury, Sir Stephen Tindall, Sir Michael Hill, Sir Graham Henry, Mike Bennetts, Andy Hamilton and many more.

NZ Business Podcast - Paul Spain Paul Spain

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

New Zealand's podcast that inspires and challenges those in business and leadership. Hear from numerous top NZ leaders and entrepreneurs including Rod Drury, Sir Stephen Tindall, Sir Michael Hill, Sir Graham Henry, Mike Bennetts, Andy Hamilton and many more.

    Kathryn Wilson - Footwear Designer, Founder and CEO

    Kathryn Wilson - Footwear Designer, Founder and CEO

    Kathryn Wilson joins Paul Spain, and shares insights from her journey of perseverance, passion, creativity and entrepreneurship in the fashion industry. Her story is provides current and fresh inspiration for those in business and leadership - highlighting the importance of being open-minded to learn from those around you and of pushing through the challenges that inevitably come our way.

    • 54 min
    Dave Ferguson, Co-founder, Nuro - World Class New Zealander 2022

    Dave Ferguson, Co-founder, Nuro - World Class New Zealander 2022

    Dave Ferguson Co-founder of https://www.nuro.ai/ (Nuro), joins https://www.paulspain.com/ (Paul Spain) to discuss his journey as a global leader and innovator achieving breakthroughs in Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles and Artificial Intelligence. In recent years the company he co-founded, Nuro has grown to attract US$2B in today's investment, and has reached a US$8.6B valuation.
    Dave Ferguson was announced as KEA World Class New Zealander 2022 Winner, September 2022.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Fred Soar - Soar Print

    Fred Soar - Soar Print

    Soar Print is a family-owned business that has been in operation for over a hundred years and has therefore learnt how to survive - and even thrive - through decades of ongoing change, reinvention, and improvement.

    • 44 min
    Stefan Powell - Dawn Aerospace

    Stefan Powell - Dawn Aerospace

    Paul Spain sits down with Stefan Powell of Dawn Aerospace to learn a little of what it takes to establish a new space startup in New Zealand. Stefan delves into a wide range of topics including the Aurora Spaceplane.

    • 52 min
    Rod Drury, Founder of Xero - Shaping NZ's future

    Rod Drury, Founder of Xero - Shaping NZ's future

    Rod Drury (Founder, Xero) talks with Paul Spain about shaping the future of New Zealand - including initiatives and practical ideas for both business leaders and government to get moving on now.

    • 52 min
    Jason Paris (Chief Executive, Vodafone NZ) on COVID-19 Realities

    Jason Paris (Chief Executive, Vodafone NZ) on COVID-19 Realities

    A open and wide ranging discussion with Jason Paris about life inside Vodafone NZ during the COVID-19 era, along with insights on leadership, communications, culture and of course telecommunications.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Steve shepherd in new zealand ,

Six stars

This is a great podcast for hearing about the heroes of NZ business. Our country mainly celebrates sporting heroes but without these business heroes many many people would not have jobs.

Razza Muma Boss Lady ,

Not exactly gender equal…

Great interviews.. but mostly with men. Need more female representation here please!

ElusiveTones ,

Essential listening

Great insights - well worth subscribing

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