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Upcoming Events

11th December 2019 - Kiwis in Property Christmas Jumper Drinks - TICKET SALES CLOSE 6TH DECEMBER

NZ Craft beers & food, kiwi tunes and good company. Dig out that crazy jumper to see in the season with style! Ticket price includes first drink and a kiwi burger. Non-Kiwi partners and colleagues welcome if registered as a guest of a Kiwi. Prizes for the best/worst/most Kiwi jumper.

23rd January 2020 - Breakfast with Anne Timpany, CEO of ATRA Group

Anne Timpany (originally from Timaru) arrived in London in October 2003 with no long-term plans to stay past 6 months. 16 years later Anne has co-founded businesses in the construction sector, is the CEO of ATRA Group and is launching the On Tap Toolbox Academy. Anne is an expert networker and will share some tips on a skill that doesn't always come easily to us Kiwis! Breakfast coffee supplied by Kiwi coffee company, Volcano Coffee Works.

3rd February 2020 - Christchurch presentation & networking breakfast

Kiwis in Property UK comes home to Christchurch. If you are thinking of moving to the UK to work in the commercial property sector come along to hear how we could help. Our founder Bryce Check will be talking about the group's activities in London and how we help new arrivals to settle in. Bryce will be supported by a panel of recently returned KIP alumni who can help answer any questions you might have about living and working in the UK. This event might also be of interest to NZ employers looking to connect with returning Kiwi property talent as we can help with that too. Networking breakfast kindly sponsored by GHD.

10th February 2020 - Wellington presentation & networking drinks (introduced by Todd Lauchlan, NZ Managing Director of JLL)

Kiwis in Property UK comes home to Wellington. If you are thinking of moving to the UK to work in the commercial property sector come along to hear how we could help. Our founder Bryce Check will be talking about the group's activities in London and how we help new arrivals to settle in. Bryce will be supported by a panel of recently returned KIP alumni who can help answer any questions you might have about living and working in the UK. This event might also be of interest to NZ employers looking to connect with returning Kiwi property talent as we can help with that too. Networking drinks kindly sponsored by JLL. Introduction by Todd Lauchlan, NZ Managing Director of JLL.

13th February 2020 - Auckland presentation & networking drinks (introduced by Kent Gardner, CEO of Evans Randall Investors)

Kiwis in Property UK comes home to Auckland. If you are thinking of moving to the UK to work in the commercial property sector come along to hear how we could help. Our founder Bryce Check will be talking about the group's activities in London and how we help new arrivals to settle in. Bryce will be supported by a panel of recently returned KIP alumni who can help answer any questions you might have about living and working in the UK. This event might also be of interest to NZ employers looking to connect with returning Kiwi property talent as we can help with that too. Kent Gardner, CEO of Evans Randall Investors, a large UK and European property investor, who are a major supporter of Kiwis in Property UK, will join us to say a few words of introduction.Networking drinks kindly sponsored by Russell McVeagh.

27th February 2020 - Breakfast - Climate change & the property sector - a panel discussion event

Climate change is the single biggest issue facing our planet let alone our industry. Come and hear our expert panel chaired by climate change thought leader (and fellow Kiwi) John Lang of the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit. Our panel will be discussing the current impact the property sector has upon climate change and what steps can be taken to bring about positive benefit.

10th March 2020 - MIPIM drinks

Take a break from the networking madness of MIPIM for a few beers with fellow property Kiwis

30th April 2020 - Breakfast with Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group *** PREMIERE KIP SPEAKER EVENT***

Josh Bayliss has been CEO of the Virgin Group since 2011. He is responsible for the Group’s strategic development and licensing of the Virgin brand globally, and the management of direct investments on behalf of the Branson family in various branded and unbranded companies around the world. Under Josh’s leadership the Group has extended its branded investments into the Hotels and Cruise industries, and its non-branded investment portfolio into technology, renewable energy and space-related businesses. Josh was born in New Zealand and holds both NZ and British citizenship. He is married with two children. His interests include cycling, skiing, wine and reading.

20th May 2020 - Tech Talk and Networking Drinks with Andrew Woodward of WSP

Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Canterbury University and since then has spent over 30 years working with the UK’s leading architects on many award-winning buildings and structures. He is one of three directors responsible for running the WSP Structures Team in London. Preferring to work across a wide range of sectors and building types he enjoys applying this diverse range of experience to new projects. His current projects include a new office development for Sellar at Paddington Square and 1 Undershaft, the next ‘tall tower’ in the City of London.

25th June 2020 - Breakfast with David Gregson, Phoenix Equity Partners.

David Gregson is a past Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation which is transforming East London following the 2012 Olympic Games. More recently David was Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association which is responsible for tennis in Britain. David is a member of the Advisory Boards of Phoenix Equity Partners who have been responsible for funding several property development projects in London and over the course of his career he has been director or Chairman of some thirty companies or charities. David is a Scot by birth but has a kiwi connection through his two year teaching stint at Rathkeale College in Masterton following his graduation from Cambridge University.

2nd July 2020 - Kiwis in Property Summer BBQ 2020

Ticket includes NZ craft beer and NZ wine all night, tasty bbq food, rashuns, burger rings, jaffas, pineapple lumps, jet planes, minties and groovy kiwi tunes up high on an outdoor terrace in the City. Our famous summer BBQ is back - compulsory Hawaiian shirts and dancing jandals required! Big thanks to Osborne Clarke for hosting us on their amazing terrace and to Sweet Sounds live for putting together the awesome kiwi playlist.

17th September 2020 - Breakfast with Rachel Carrell, CEO of Koru Kids

Rachel Carrell is the founder and CEO of Koru Kids, a fast-growing tech company dedicated to building the world’s best childcare service. Originally from Invercargill, Rachel holds a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has received numerous awards including ‘Inspirational Mother’ and ‘Best Businesswoman in Tech’, and was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in recognition of her work. Rachel is also the mother of two young children. She was CEO of a multinational healthcare company when she had her first baby, experienced first hand how difficult and expensive it was to arrange childcare, and decided to found Koru Kids.

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