Awards Event 2011 - cameras flashed, glasses clinked and pink paperclip trophies were dished out as 250-plus gathered for the 2011 New Zealand Innovators Awards ceremony at the HP/Intel Winter Garden in Wynyard Quarter.
Chris Liddell our guest speaker was recently Vice Chairman and CFO of General Motors. Previously he was CFO of Microsoft and CFO of International Paper. Before leaving New Zealand Chris was CEO of Carter Holt Harvey. He was also the former Chairman of Project Crimson, a Director of the NZ Rugby Union and a trustee of the New Zealand Sports Foundation. Currently Chris is involved in a number of growth projects in New Zealand and offshore.
The contribution that Chris has made to New Zealand and to innovation globally will provide inspiration to many innovators and innovation teams here in New Zealand. We thank Chris for his time and for his support for all innovators in New Zealand.
See the full list of 2011 winners and highly commended recipients for each category, including the Bayer Supreme NZ Innovator Award - Vend Ltd.