Cultured Conversations is a digital series produced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Exploring issues and ideas from the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, this series is hosted by Gallery Director, Kirsten Lacy, and invites exceptional leaders from arts, philanthropy, economics and politics to discuss topical issues facing the sector today.
In 2006, Royal Reed established Prestige Law, a boutique practice that specialises in dealing with cross-border investment and cross-cultural legal disputes. Royal is now a Partner at renowned law firm, Meredith Connell. An entrepreneur, public speaker, social media influencer and ‘On Being Bold’ founder, Royal is a well-known face and name for many Chinese migrants in Aotearoa.
Filmed in January 2021, Royal Reed speaks with Kirsten Lacy about cross-cultural communication, navigating heritage and identity, as well as the importance of focusing not on our differences, but instead on what we have in common.
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