Maria O'Halloran - Export and Innovation Cluster Panel Speaker

Family Businesses going gangbusters - how to survive and thrive in an ever changing marketplace

The panel presentation will be facilitated by Brent Love from KPMG and will include 3 presenters talking about their local produce and innovation. 

Maria is the Chief Executive Officer for J Ballantyne & Co and has been in this role for six years.  Before joining Ballantynes, Maria honed her Management skills in the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries where she held various senior positions.

In addition to an online shopping presence, Ballantynes is a “bricks and mortar” retail business with Department stores in Christchurch and Timaru.

Renowned for its ability to maintain its traditions of service and quality in a modern and fast paced retail environment – Ballantynes has successfully traded for over 165 years.

As Chief Executive Officer, Maria leads the business, its brand and reputation.  The core responsibility being to develop, execute and deliver the Company’s strategic direction and annual business plan and budget. Maria enjoys her role and the ability to think strategically – leading teams to share and execute the vision for the Company.