The ‘Think Tank’ is a group of dedicated professionals crossing different industry sectors and each successful in their own right with a significant willingness to make a difference.Their willingness to be members of the Rebel Business School Aotearoa 'Think Tank' is so acknowledged. They support the development and growth of the Rebel Business School Aotearoa through sound business advice.
Mavis Mullins is one of New Zealand’s preeminent business and community leaders. Her extensive list of national awards, honours and accolades are testament to her governance excellence, her ability to connect people and her inspirational leadership. Her recent achievements include:
2017 Inductee NZ Business Hall of Fame
2017 Outstanding Maori Business Leader – Auckland University,
2017 Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award,
2016 Westpac Rural Woman of Influence,
2015 Maori Business Woman Leader Auckland University
As a government and private sector governance leader, Mavis has amassed experience in a wide range of sectors from health, environment, agriculture, education and telecommunications and sport.
At the heart of her success is her advocacy and commitment to Maori and Maori businesses, strong governance skills, deep personal integrity, strong sense of whanau and her common sense approach. Today she sits on a range of private and public sector boards with collective assets in the billions of dollars.
She is undoubtedly one of the key architects of the rapid but sustainable growth, influence and success of the $42 billion in Maori Agribusiness assets that relies on collectivism, partnerships and collaboration.
Guy is a entrepreneur, leader and speaker.
Guy was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015, and in the same year was invited to speak at the Social Enterprise World Forum alongside Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He has served on boards and strategic groups advising government and business, and has spoken internationally and at home to more than 25,000 people.
From humble beginnings growing up in one of the most rural parts of New Zealand, Guy has built numerous ventures from scratch, both for-profit and charitable, and is particularly passionate about social enterprise as a means to help solve the complex and urgent challenges our world faces.
As the Founder and Chief Executive of Inspiring Stories, he’s built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships that have now supported more than 6,000 young New Zealanders to unleash their potential. These include major national events (Festival for the Future) to accelerator programmes (Live the Dream), and most recently the commercial ventures that have enabled Inspiring Stories to transition from a charity to a social enterprise with its recruitment agency (Millennials) and speaker bureau (Inspiring Speakers) ventures.
Founder REBEL Business School Aotearoa
A Kiwi to the bone, Tony spent many years living in the UK, returning to New Zealand in 2014. Tony is a coach and mentor with specific interest in how an individual or business core message can be communicated. Tony also works with start-up and stay-ups and having worked in the IT space in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe is an experienced project, programme and portfolio manager. Tony works with Victoria University's young entrepreneurs. He has spoken at Westminster through his work with CEO's in the UK and been to an audience at No 10 Downing Street for his work in raising funds for charity. Tony is an author, a poet, a proud dad, passionate about all things Kiwi and has been delving into what makes up the Kiwi DNA... in other words, “what makes a Kiwi tick?”