The Elicit team

ONZM Annette Presley Annette Presley OMNZ

Co-founder Slingshot, Callplus, Call Australia, Presley Co. & Elicit New Zealand Hall of Fame For Women (Co.OfWomen)

ONZM Annette Presley

Annette Presley OMNZ

Co-founder Slingshot, Callplus, Call Australia, Presley Co. & Elicit New Zealand Hall of Fame For Women (Co.OfWomen)

Annette Presley is one of New Zealand’s most influential and driven businesswomen. Annette has been voted Business Woman of the Year, one of the country’s most trusted people and featured on The NBR rich list. Annette is a mother, an entrepreneur and co-founder of telecommunication companies both locally and in Australia. Through her many business accolades in her career, her work with various local charities and with TV appearances on Dragon’s Den, Annette is a living proof of the slogan feel the fear and do it anyway.

Desley Simpson

Councillor

Desley Simpson

Councillor

Desley is the current chair person of the Orakei Local Board at Auckland Council. She has had considerable experience in the governance and management of a number of youth focused charities.

Keith Goodall

Founding Director, Keith Goodall & Associates

Keith Goodall

Founding Director, Keith Goodall & Associates

Keith is a founding director of Ecovis KGA. Keith is a capable company director, holding numerous positions in New Zealand and Australia. Keith divides his time between directorships and providing expert witness opinions in matrimonial property valuations, shareholder disputes and economic loss quantification.

Gilda Kirkpatrick

Creative Director Us&Co, Author of Astarons: Cosmic Guardians

Gilda Kirkpatrick

Creative Director Us&Co, Author of Astarons: Cosmic Guardians

Gilda has a Bachelor of Architecture and has used her design skills for past 15 years working on spatial design. She founded her advertising company Rascals seven years ago leading the company as the creative director. She’s the author of a super-hero science series called Astarons.

rascals.co.nz

astarons.co.nz

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James Polhill

Founder Us&Co

James Polhill

Founder Us&Co

James has over 15 years of advertising experience partnering with some of New Zealand’s largest blue-chip clients to transform their businesses with the power of ideas. Most recently he’s formed Us&Co, an independent full service advertising agency that uses creativity to help brands become more relevant in today’s fast paced digital culture. A place where the best thought leaders, creative thinkers and technology misfits work side-by-side acting instead of reacting. Founder of Us&Co Talent. Founder of Populr. Board member Kathryn Wilson.

usandco.co.nz

Linkedin

Neil Millar

Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Neil Millar

Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Neil is a partner at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. He advises his clients on all aspects of their corporate and commercial dealings, in particular in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity area. He is also the leader of the firm’s privately-owned business team, responsible for the delivery of commercial services to our owner-operator clients.

Liz Coster

Programme Director

Liz Coster

Programme Director

Liz brings 20 years of secondary school teaching experience to the Elicit programme, driven by an unwavering passion to enhance the lives of young women.   Through the Dream Board sessions, Liz is able to form relationships with our academy girls and mentor them through the Elicit programme.