Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

NZ-Asia relations: Another opportunity lost?

Speaker: Lex Henry

Event Date: Tuesday 5th October 1999
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartlett & Co
Level 24, Mobil on the Park, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011.

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Lex Henry is the Managing Director of the CDL Group in New Zealand and Australia. The Group comprises three public companies – CDL Hotels, New Zealand’s largest hotel group and part of Millennium and Copthorne Plc, one of the world’s largest hotel chains; Kingsgate International, a Sydney hotel, retail and residential entity; and, CDL Investments which has substantial New Zealand land holdings. Lex is also the Chairman, Via Chairman and Director, of a number of the Group’s unlisted activities. The Group is controlled by one of Singapore’s most prominent groups, Hong Leong.

He is a Trustee of the Asia 2000 Foundation and the Herald Foundation which is a charitable body set up by New Zealand’s largest newspaper and media group which is in turn, controlled by Mr Tony O’Reilly. He was founding director of the APEC CEO Summit which was an integral part of the APEC Leaders programme in September 1999. He has private business interests in Asia.

Lex has a strong interest in the world of arts and culture which goes back many years, including being part of the team which brought the Guggenheim Collection to New Zealand, Singapore, Taipei and Shanghai. He has been involved in the conceptualisation and development of a project which is now moving to establish a world class Museum of Gardens in Auckland.

Lex Henry returned to New Zealand in 1996 after living in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA for many years. During those years he was an investment banker with a City merchant bank and two major Wall Street firms and for three years was a secondee to New Zealand’s diplomatic service.

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