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ECA’s New Zealand Government Meeting

Learn more about the latest developments in the management of mobile staff and network with other New Zealand government agencies.


Anna Michielsen - ECA International
Anna is ECA’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. She is based in ECA’s Sydney office and works with a diverse range of clients within the region. Anna typically works with companies who need to attract and retain top global talent for competitive advantage. From delivering day to day client solutions through to mobility policy and software projects, Anna seeks to free clients from routine processes and afford them a more strategic outlook.

Andrew Shaw - ECA International 
Andrew joined ECA as Managing Director in August 2013. Prior to ECA, Andrew held senior commercial roles in a number of international subscription licensing businesses. A native of London, he spent five years living and working in Tokyo where he developed a personal understanding of international assignments and the data and software needed to support them.

Shireen Chua - Third Culture Solutions Ltd
Shireen Chua is the Director of Third Culture Solutions Ltd.  She is a Malaysian-Chinese Kiwi and her personal experience of moving between the East and the West led her explore culture’s influence.  Her MBA from Southern Cross University, Australia included research focusing on “Culture Matters: How NZ Organisations should develop Intercultural Competency”.  Today she researches, coaches and facilitates learning journeys for leaders and organisations in developing their intercultural intelligence.



08:30 - 09:00am

Coffee, registration & networking



Global overview – what you need to know
What’s going on in the world and how does this impact on you and the postings you manage. Comprehensive background and food for thought presented by ECA’s Managing Director, Andrew Shaw.

ECA data & research highlights
The very latest from ECA including COL and Location Rating highlights.

Roundtable discussion: family composition
How does family effect conditions and allowances and therefore how do you manage the impact of changes to family composition and non-standard families?  This interactive roundtable provides the opportunity to explore and share on this complex topic. 

Morning Tea

Dazzle your colleagues with your world knowledge at the end of year quiz.

Intercultural intelligence – what lies beneath
Research demonstrates assignees with higher intercultural intelligence are more successful.  In this interactive, fun and practical session, we look at the complexity of culture and explore what lies beneath - the values, beliefs and worldviews that impact our behavior. This session will be facilitated by intercultural expert Shireen Chua.

Open forum
Your opportunity to raise and discuss topics or questions with other agencies and ECA. Pre-submit your questions or ask them on the day. 


Wrap-up & Networking Lunch



QT Museum Hotel
90 Cable Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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