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Exit Interview

Sian Simpson is signing off after five years at Kiwi Landing Pad

Exit interview

Sian Simpson is signing off after five years at Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad’s director of community and content Sian Simpson is leaving her post after five years. A well-known figure in New Zealand’s start-up community, Simpson has helped grow Kiwi Landing Pad’s group of New Zealand entrepreneurs that are expanding to new markets into more than 6000 members, with people tuning into its webinars from 45 countries around the world. We had a chat about her legacy and key learnings from working with so many inspiring Kiwi businesses over the years.

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