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Safe Space with Francesco Lombardo

Apr 3, 2019

Anton David Oliver is a retired New Zealand rugby union player. Previously, he played as a hooker for Marlborough (one of the predecessors to today's Tasman side) and Otagoin the National Provincial Championship and Air New Zealand Cup, and spent twelve seasons with the Highlanders in Super Rugby. He earned 59 caps for his country and for a period was All Blacks captain.

At the University of Oxford, Oliver read for an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Worcester College. His dissertation involved him travelling to the Ringgolds Islands, an outlying archipelago of Fiji, for a month of research on the relationship between poverty and conservation. He played a major role in the 2008 Varsity Match against Cambridge, the first victory for Oxford in four years.

Oliver then spent the next three years living and working in London. He currently works for asset managers M&G in London in a corporate governance position for M&G’s global equities team. During this time he also went to the University of Cambridge where he read for an Executive MBA and is a member of Pembroke College. Oliver’s dissertation focused on leadership in business, specifically sense making and sense giving: how leaders make sense of an uncertain, chaotic economic environment and then how leaders communicate and ‘make sense’ of this information to different stake holders.