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CANTERBURY BRANCH: Company Mergers and Acquisitions

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  • Duration: 1 hour
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    Regional events

  • Region: Canterbury
  • Venue: Rapaki/BNZ Partners Christchurch

Presented by Diane Evans HR manager Transdiesel and Sarah Townsend Partner Duncan Cotterill

Managing company mergers and acquisitions is one of the areas of HR that we have little training on. Sarah Townsend is going to provide an overview from a legal perspective, especially the important employment aspects of the sale and purchase agreements. Diane Evans will cover the practical implications of the merger and acquisition process and “tips and tricks’ from her experience.

About our Presenters

Diane Evans is currently the Human Resources Manager of Transdiesel. Diane has extensive Human Resources experience working with companies as they merge and acquire businesses. Diane was born and bred in Canterbury and after a period of working internationally has returned to Christchurch. As Human Resources lead, Diane has worked for several companies including Skellerup Holdings, SPHC Hotels. Carter Holt Harvey.

Sarah Townsend is a Partner at Duncan Cotterill. Sarah specialises in employment and health and safety law. She has practised in both New Zealand and England. Sarah has extensive experience advising and advocating for mainly employer clients on a full range of employment issues. She representations clients at mediation, in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.


  • HRNZ Members $30.00
  • HRNZ Student Members $5.00
  • Non Members $40.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


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Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.