Emerging Talent Speaker Line Up


Auckland Event:

Claire Bark has over 20 year’s experience working as an Event Manager and Co-Ordinator both in New Zealand and in the UK. Claire has organised and delivered several medical, business and training events during this time and has had the pleasure of working on events with some of the great corporate leadership speakers such as the late Dr. Stephen Covey, Deepak Chopra, Steve Wozniak and also toured New Zealand with Rhys Darby and Bear Grylls.

Claire started her own Event Management Business in 2008 and since then has successfully delivered a variety of events across a diverse client base.

After running her own business for almost 10 years, Claire has recently joined Conference Innovators as an Event Manager where she will bring her experience and passion for the events industry to the team.



Wellington Event:

Brien Keegan, Country Manager of New Zealand for recruitment and HR specialist Ranstad.

Having worked within Randstad for almost nine years, Mr Keegan has most recently been responsible for product management and new product development across Randstad Asia Pacific in his capacity as Director of Business Concept Development. Brien has held a variety of roles at Randstad across Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as Hong Kong, where he grew the team from 13 to 50 members as Director of Randstad Hong Kong.

Today, Brien is here to talk to us about Career Development, some insider tips on how to grow your career and his experience leading a multi-generational workforce.







A conversation with Brien Keegan - Brien was the 2016 recruitment industry leader of the year and is currently Country Manager for recruitment and HR specialist Ranstad. He is, shock horror, generation Y!

Brien will speak to us candidly about his experience in managing different generations, building a diverse workforce and share some of the war stories he has picked up along the way, but also share with us, why he is passionate about leading teams.

Brien has 13 years in the recruitment industry and has worked in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and is currently the country leader for Randstad here in NZ. Yes, he is based in Auckland, but don't worry he is a massive 'Canes fan and is proudly from the Naki.