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Business Models, Management and Governance of Co-operatives:

Cases of Success and Failure

The University of Waikato and Cooperative Business New Zealand are pleased to invite you to this forum held in association with the 2018 ANZAM conference in Auckland New Zealand.


Craig Presland, Cooperative Business New Zealand

Forum Chairperson:

Professor Frank Scrimgeour, Waikato Management School


Professor Tim Mazzarol, University of Western Australia, Australia.

Andrew Baird, Head of Sales, Capricorn New Zealand.

Take advantage of this opportunity to engage in dialogue with thought leaders and experienced executives wresting with contemporary challenges facing Cooperatives and Mutuals.

Professor Tim Mazzarol – Tim Mazzarol is a Winthrop Professor University of Western Australia. He has been leading major research programmes on co-operatives in Australia and around the world for over 10 years. This has resulted in a number of books, academic articles, research reports and presentations. He was the lead author for the Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprises: Case studies of Organisational Resilience in the Co-operative Business Model, published by Edward Elgar in 2014. He has prepared annual research reports on the Australian Co-Operative Sector for the Australian Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM). The reports for 2014-2017 are available online as part of the CEMI discussion paper series [https://cemi.com.au/cemi-discussion-papers]

Mr Andrew Baird – Andrew Baird is the Head of Sales for Capricorn New Zealand. Andrew has worked for Capricorn for over 12 years and during this time the Capricorn Member purchases from Preferred Suppliers have increased fivefold. Under his leadership the New Zealand sales team has won the Capricorn Business Unit of the Year five times. Andrew has over 25 years in sales leadership roles having previously been the National Sales Manager for automotive lubricants at Castrol NZ and BP Oil New Zealand.


Capricorn provides products and services that make “it just easier” for automotive businesses to grow and be sustainable. Member benefits include: Instant trade credit with over 390 Preferred Suppliers across New Zealand; One of Australasia’s most generous Reward Programs; Access to Service Data that supports the service and maintenance of almost any vehicle in line with manufacturer warranty requirements; Vehicle Videos that help you share technical knowledge with your customers; Tailored Mutual Protection & General Insurance from motor trade specialists; Fuel Card; CAP ezi-parts – a free parts finder service; Industry networking and events; and much more!

The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) is the professional organisation for management academics in Australia and New Zealand – founded in 1987. Each year, an international conference is organised by ANZAM in either Australia or New Zealand https://www.anzam.org/ . ANZAM includes a Special Interest Group in Co-operative and Mutual.