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Catholic Business Network – Dinner
March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Dame Julie Christie, DNZM
Greymouth-born Dame Julie Christie founded TV production company Touchdown and turned it into an international player through the exploitation of intellectual property she had created mostly here in New Zealand.
She had worldwide success with shows like Treasure Island and her gameshow, The Chair, which sold to 29 countries. She sold Touchdown to the Eyeworks Media Group in 2006 but remained CEO until 2013. She also previously owned two Sky channels, The Living Channel and FoodTV.
Julie was the first New Zealand recipient of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Award for women in business. She became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2017, for her contributions to governance having served on the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise board, the Flag Consideration Panel, the 2011 Rugby World Cup board and the NZ Story Group which assists New Zealand companies to market themselves overseas, “protects the intellectual property of the Silver Fern” and runs the Fernmark scheme. She has served on the NZ Rugby commercial committee for the past four years and was on the board of directors at MediaWorks until last year.
Julie was most recently appointed to the World Expo Dubai 2020 Steering Group and Development West Coast.