Throughout its programmes, the Sir Peter Blake Trust celebrates
kiwi leadership and gives courage and encouragement to the nation's
potential leaders - just as Sir Peter Blake did.
This section profiles the inspiring stories of the Blake
Leaders, who are from all fields and pursuits and from every corner
of New Zealand.
2013 Blake Leaders
In 2013 The Governor-General, Lt.
Gen. The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and a host of New Zealand's
most celebrated leaders came together on Friday 5 July to honour
six new Blake Leaders, and the 2013 Blake Medalist, at a glittering
ceremony for the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.
The Blake Medal was presented
to Judge Michael (Mick) Brown by
Lady Pippa Blake, who is patron of the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Lady
Pippa spoke to more than 200 guests at Auckland's Town Hall about
Judge Brown's incredible career and significant contribution to New
Zealand. Judge Brown is considered to be one of the country's most
pioneering individuals, whose highly influential leadership
dramatically changed the juvenile court system and greatly improved
outcomes for individuals and families.
During his time as New Zealand's
first Principal Youth Court Judge, Judge Brown was personally
responsible for much of the philosophy and development of the new
youth court justice system, which has been replicated throughout
Earlier in the evening, Sir Peter Blake Leadership
Awards were presented to six of New Zealand's most
exceptional emerging leaders, including: Dr Lance
O'Sullivan, a prominent Kaitaia-based GP; Minnie
Baragwanath, CEO and Founder of Be. Accessible; Louise Anaru,
Principal of Flaxmere College; Dr Joe Harrop, Programme Director for
the Sistema Aotearoa music programme; Beatrice
Faumuina, CEO of BEST Leadership Academy and Nicola Ngarewa,
Principal of Tamatea High School.
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2014 Leadership Awards
Blake Young Leader Award