Acts of Leadership

ALEXIA HILBERTIDOU - Acts of Leadership

Just returned from a mission with NASA, Alexia’s own mission is to get young women to the table - the boardroom table that is, and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way

Dismayed by the under representation of women in leadership roles, Alexia at just 16 years old created GirlBoss New Zealand which now has a 13,500 strong network for young New Zealand women. Her ambition is to encourage young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), leadership and entrepreneurship.

Alexia has packed a significant amount of leadership and entrepreneurial experience into her life. With over 33 Honours and Awards to her name, she was named the most influential New Zealand woman under 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence Awards and the 2020 Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as the youngest New Zealander to ever speak at the UN headquarters in New York. She also received the Queen’s Young Leader Medal for services to the commonwealth. The youngest ever recipient of this honour.


A Journey of Hope

PIO TEREI - A Journey of Hope

Over the last 15 years Pio has been entertaining audiences nationwide on parenting and relationships. He has made his mark on New Zealand television through various television ventures including Are We there Yet?, Intrepid Journeys, My Kind of Kai and many more. Pio was deservedly appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.

In the latter years of his successful entertainment career Pio was living through depression and grief following the loss of his son Teina at just age 17. He is passionate about NZ families and the wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa. Pio has gained an outlook on life and death that has helped himself and many others through the toughest times in their lives. Pio’s resilient outlook on wellbeing and health for the people of Aotearoa has launched his name from the comedic circle of New Zealand into the world of mental health, culture and wellbeing in Aotearoa.


Performing under Pressure

CERI EVANS - Performing under Pressure

Dr Ceri Evans is a consultant psychiatrist from New Zealand who helps leading organisations, businesses and teams perform under pressure. Ceri graduated in medicine with distinction from Otago University, completed a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University while playing professional football in the English Championship, and specialised in forensic psychiatry while completing a PhD in traumatic memory.

Ceri has serves as Clinical Director of a Forensic Psychiatric Service, appeared as an expert witness in major court cases, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Now in private practice, Ceri has worked accrued the spectrum in high performance sport, corporate, medical, education and government environments. Author of Perform Under Pressure, he is perhaps best know for his work with the New Zealand All Blacks since 2010.

Consultant Psychiatrist: MB ChB (dist.), MA (Oxon), CCST (Forensic Psychiatry), FRCPsych, PhD