Blake Leaders

The Sir Peter Blake Trust celebrates the next generation of leaders, adventurers and environmental stewards

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 the world.

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.

 

 

  1. 2014 Leadership Awards

  2. Blake Young Leader Award

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