The Sir Peter Blake Trust aims to identify and celebrate the next generation of Kiwi Leaders

Sir Peter Blake was an inspiring and visionary Kiwi leader, he had big dreams and he wasn't afraid to make them happen, he believed that New Zealand was a small but mighty country and we could achieve the extraordinary. The Trust aims to keep Sir Peter's leadership legacy alive by recognising and celebrating leaders of all ages and across all fields and pursuits, we do this through our Young Leader Awards and our Blake Leadership Awards, all of which are presented during Leadership Week.

Leadership Week: 3 - 7 July 2017

We honor and recognise great Kiwi's who demonstrate the Leadership Values of Sir Peter Blake: Determination, Courage, Honesty, Loyalty and the ability to have Big Dreams, have Fun and Inspire people along the way.

Our Westpac Young Leader Awards celebrate young people who demonstrate great leadership in their schools and communities, we offer this award to a Year 5-8 student in every NZ Primary and Intermediate school.Our prestigious Blake Leader Awards recognise outstanding and inspiring Kiwi leaders who have the will to succeed and the belief in achieving the extraordinary for New Zealand.The Blake Medal is our premium award for outstanding leadership in New Zealand and is awarded to one person who has made an outstanding contribution to this country over their lifetime.
Nominations for 2017 are now open and close 19 May 2017. Click HERE for more info.Nominations for the 2016 Blake Leader Awards are now closed. Click HERE for more info.Nominations for the 2016 Blake Medal Award are now closed. Click HERE for more info.

Former Trust Patron, The Rt. Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae and the 2016 Blake Medalist:Sir Peter Gluckman:
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I am enormously proud to have been honoured with the Blake Medal and to be part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust network. ”

Sir Stephen Tindall

Blake Leader Award Winners 2016

Frances Valintine, Nancy Bertler, Stacey Shortall, Ben Kepes, Rob Waddell (absent: Siouxsie Wiles)

The best part about being a Blake Leader is being surrounded by inspirational people...The alumni make me very proud to be a New Zealander. ”

Catriona Williams

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything to do with our Leadership Awards, please contact our office on 09 307 8875, or email