For the first time in it’s 5-year existence Future of Leadership is venturing out of Australia and over to New Zealand for what will be an amazing morning at The Maritime Room in Auckland. We’re excited to bring the Future of Leadership energy and inspiration to Auckland, with Peter Baines, the founder of charity Hands Across the Water, and Mark Mathews, Red Bull sponsored Big Wave Surfer, and stand-out crowd favourite from the Australian series, leading what will be a stellar line-up. 


MARK Mathews 

As one of the world’s most committed heavy-water surfers, there isn’t much out there Mark Mathews hasn’t done. Quietly spoken but calculated, Mark Mathews is more than a big wave surfer: he’s an innovator, a motivational speaker, television personality, and soon-to-be-author to boot. Mark has graced the stages of leading companies worldwide. From companies like Google, Sony, Intel, and MasterCard, he instantly captures audiences with his epic tales and spectacular ocean-themed adventure simulations.

As One of the brains behind Red Bull Cape Fear, the Maroubra product has helped big wave surfing emerge from the shadows of its world tour counterpart to become a stand alone attraction in its own right – thanks largely to his dedication to filming deep inside the world’s most dangerous waves at the cost of his own wellbeing. Mark Mathews is nothing if not an innovator, in every sense of the term.


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Lisa o'neill

Lisa is a speaker, author and mentor who is obsessed with people living the lives that they want to live - to be magnificent in their chosen life domain, honouring themselves by being more of themselves.

Bringing new insights and ideas, Lisa creates dramatic shifts in the lives of many people. Having worked in retail, marketing & branding and as a fashion stylist - Lisa has been empowering people her whole life. A mother of 4 - Lisa is the queen of juggling, a high energy multitasker who has the rare ability to inspire people to take action.Lisa speaks of the importance of energy, excellent and enthusiasm, the myth of work-life balance and how to live a magnificent life.


The Details for Auckland

The Maritime Room Auckland


7.30am Registration
8.00am - 12.00pm


Mark Mathews

Michael Henderson

Peter Baines

Lisa O’Neill

Elly Johnson

Heather Monk - MC


Check out all of their bios on the Speakers Page. 

Auckland Future of Leadership is presented by