A few times throughout the year, the RBA hosts a CEO luncheon with a guest who speaks on topical issues of interest. The Association has attracted a host of key personalities to these meetings to date including Rt Hon. Bill English Prime Minister, Hon. Steven Joyce, Hon. Andrew Little, MP Paula Bennett, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Auckland Council CEO, Doug McKay, The Warehouse CEO Mark Powell, Phil O’Reilly CEO of NZ Business and Andrew Thorburn Managing Director of the Bank of New Zealand, to name just some of the latest guests. The RBA places considerable value on developing and maintaining these local and central government contacts. The CEO luncheons provide an opportunity to form a voice to local and central government and as well as an opportunity to talk one-on-one with our speakers and fellow CEOs.