On 11 June 2014, the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives publication and website were launched at a public event in Wellington. Over 100 people (including MPs, mayors and councillors) attended this event. Speakers included Sam Morgan (who launched the Menu), and the contributors of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal who each spoke for five minutes about one of the Menu’s 28 initiatives. Mandy Simpson, whose video is featured below, spoke about incentivising 18-25 year olds who want a university education to complete their undergraduate degree in New Zealand – the fourth initiative in the Grow category of the Menu.

Mandy joined NZX in 2012 with more than 15 years of experience in finance and management roles. Mandy trained as an accountant with Deloitte in London and has spent four years with the London Stock Exchange. In 2006 Mandy moved to Wellington where she has held senior roles at the State Services Commission and Fronde.


Be sure to visit talentnzmenu.org where you can download the Menu and access more information about the 28 initiatives. To watch more videos from the night, see the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives launch playlist on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more, visit the TalentNZ project page on the McGuinness Institute website. You can also connect with TalentNZ to receive updates and the TalentNZ Newsletter.

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