Panelists: Dawa Steven Sherpa, Roger Robinson, Pascal Mao, Moderator: Stuart Gray
Stuart Gray began his career in public policy, but for the last 30 years he has been in the dairy industry, which until the recent climb in tourism was New Zealand’s largest foreign exchange earner. Since 2001 Stu has been a senior executive with the Fonterra Co-operative Group and is currently based in Christchurch as Regional Director for Co-op Affairs. Previous roles have included leadership positions in Australia and the Middle East. Stu has been an active climber and trans-alpine traveller around the world for 40 years and is a past President of the New Zealand Alpine Club. He sits on the Management Committee of the UIAA representing Oceania. Stu holds the M.A. degree in Geography from the University of Auckland, and wrote an early thesis looking at characteristics of visitors to the Waitakere Ranges on the edge of Auckland city.