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Leadership Lunch with Barry Coates

  • Coco's Cantina 376 Karangahape Road Auckland, 1010 (map)
Leadership Lunch with Barry Coates

We're excited to announce our first ever Leadership Lunch! 

AYLI Leadership Lunches will be informal and small (with everyone sitting around the same table) and an opportunity to discuss perspectives on leadership and on the exciting and challenging issues affecting our world - over kai.

Each Leadership Lunch event will feature a guest speaker who'll open the conversation by sharing some of the issues they're passionate about and speaking about their own leadership journey.  For our first lunch, we're really excited to be joined by the wonderful Barry Coates!

So - come along to hear from Barry and have an amazing discussion with him and some fabulous other young changemakers!  All, of course, accompanied by an awesome meal. 

We’re super grateful to the amazing team at Coco’s Cantina for supporting our mahi and letting us use their beautiful space.

A bit about Barry

Barry Coates was recently a Green Party MP in the New Zealand Parliament. After leaving Parliament in September 2017, Barry set up Mindful Money, a charitable social enterprise to divert finance away from exploitation and pollution towards sustainable finance.

In 2015-16, Barry coordinated the New Zealand campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and set up a sustainability programme at the University of Auckland Business School. He led campaigns on climate change, fair trade and trade justice as Executive Director of Oxfam Aotearoa New Zealand from 2003-14, and co-Chair of the Global Campaign for Climate Action.

Barry was previously Director of the World Development Movement (re-named as Global Justice Now!), and led campaigns on trade, corporate accountability, indigenous rights and workers rights. He was Chair of the UK Trade Justice Movement and Board member of Fairtrade Foundation. Barry has a degree in economics and a Masters from Yale University.


Can you cater my lunch to my dietary requirements?
Yes!  Just let us know your dietary needs when you register.

Who should come to this event?
This event is open to any self-identified young person aged 16 and over who's excited about leading change.

Will you be taking photos?
Yes, we will - if you don't wish to be in any photos please let us know (if you don't, we may use photos we take of you to promote AYLI events or activities in future).

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