With guest speaker Jamie Fitzgerald
OCEANS, ICE, WAVES AND CAVES
6.30pm for 7.00pm / Level 5
Black Tie / Evening Wear
$85.00 per person
One of the two adventurers in new TV ONE series, First Crossings, Jamie Fitzgerald is a modern-day pioneer. Early in 2007, Jamie became the first ever Kiwi to reach the South Pole unsupported on foot with fellow adventurer Kevin Biggar, creating media attention worldwide as they implemented a ‘business-like’ approach to their 52-day expedition.
Whilst dragging a 160kg sled over rough ice, Jamie battled torn hamstrings for half the 1200km journey to the Pole, and enormous weight loss en-route to helping celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Scott Base, founded by his expedition’s patron Sir Edmund Hillary.
Jamie also holds the world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny row-boat, has captained winning rowing crews against both Cambridge and Oxford during his management and marketing degrees, and is a double New Zealand representative in rowing and surf lifesaving.
Jamie’s most rewarding campaign, dubbed ‘The Big Walk’, saw hundreds of young Kiwis have adventurous, learning-based experiences throughout New Zealand. The campaign ended with participants, Ministers and CEOs discussing a strategy to combat the country’s negative youth statistics.
Jamie owns his own consultancy, has been a bank manager, In 2011, Jamie managed the training of the 7000 Rugby World Cup volunteers to create a uniquely New Zealand experience for visitors throughout the tournament.
Jamie is the kind of guy that loves pushing his own boundaries, and improving the performance of those around him. Jamie is one of New Zealand’s most sought after speakers on leadership, communication and goal setting.