The Alumni

The inspiring stories of the Sir Peter Blake Trust's Leaders

The Sir Peter Blake Trust has been celebrating great kiwi leadership through the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards since 2005. 50 Blake Leaders have joined a growing group of individuals who follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter and continue to exemplify his extraordinary kiwi 'can do' spirit. 

  • Judge Michael Brown

    Michael JA Brown, New Zealand’s first Principal Youth Court Judge, led the dramatic and pioneering transformation of the juvenile court system. A world-first, the change significantly improved outcomes for individuals and families across the country and reformed systems that endure today.

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  • Lance O'Sullivan

    A doctor in Kaitaia, Northland dedicated to improving health outcomes for youth, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan is considered to be one of New Zealand’s most inspirational Maori role models in medicine and health care.

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  • Beatrice Faumuina

    From a global sporting career to forging a path of excellence for the next generation of Pasifika leaders, Beatrice Faumuinā, is a fearless champion for Pacific leadership and business in New Zealand.

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  • Louise Anaru

    Louise Anaru, Principal of Flaxmere College in Hastings is inspiring new education models nationwide based on a successful transformation of an under performing lowdecile school to one achieving extraordinary results.

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  • Dr. Joe Harrop

    Dr. Joe Harrop, internationally renowned musician and Programme Director for Sistema Aotearoa is creating positive community change in South Auckland, by empowering children through a love of music.

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  • Nicola Ngarewa

    Leading a dramatic turnaround of Tamatea High School in Napier, Nicola Ngarewa is transforming an under performing decile three school into a high-achieving learning environment rivalling some of the top schools in New Zealand.

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  • Minnie Baragwanath

    Minnie Baragwanath has been a leader in driving social change over the last 15 years, for New Zealanders with disabilities.

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