The Blake Leader Alumni

The Sir Peter Blake Trust has been celebrating great kiwi leadership through the Blake Leader Awards since 2005.
92 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. We are proud to present our Award winning alumni.

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Blake Medallist 2017

Sir Mason Durie

Emeritus Professor of Maori Research and Development at Massey University

Blake Medallist 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

William Pike

Director, The William Pike Challenge Award

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

Rukumoana Schaafhausen

Director of Genesis Energy Ltd and Regional Facilities, Auckland

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

Paul Blackwell

Owner, Pak n Save Albany and NZ Breakers

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

Aaron Fleming

Director, Southern South Island at Department of Conservation

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

Te Maire Tau

Director, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Leader 2017

Kerry Tutty

Executive Officer, HMNZS PHILOMEL at Royal New Zealand Navy

Blake Leader Award 2017

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Blake Medallist 2016

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ, KNZM, FRSNZ, FRS

Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor

Blake Medallist 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Rob Waddell

Chef de Mission, Rio Olympics

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Stacey Shortall

Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Frances Valintine

Founder, The Mind Lab

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Nancy Bertler

Associate Professor, Antarctic Research Centre

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Ben Kepes

Founder, Diversity Limited

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Leader 2016

Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab, University of Auckland

Blake Leader Award 2016

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Blake Medallist 2015

Rob Fenwick

Businessman and Environmentalist

Blake Medallist 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

André Lovatt

Chief Executive, Arts Centre of Christchurch

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

Brendon McCullum

Black Caps Cricket Captain

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

Claudia Batten

Regional Director for North America, NZTE

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

Michelle Dickinson

‘Nanogirl’ – Scientist, Adventurer, Speaker

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

Sita Selupe

Chief Executive, Rise UP Trust

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Leader 2015

Tina Porou

Head of Sustainability, Environment and Communities - ‎Contact Energy Ltd

Blake Leader Award 2015

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Blake Medallist 2014

Sir Peter Jackson

New Zealand director, producer & screenwriter

Blake Medallist 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Kathryn Wilson

Entrepreneur & Premier Footwear Designer

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Matt Watson

Sustainable NZ fisherman & Ocean Advocate

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Sam Hazledine

CEO & Owner, MedRecruit Limited

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Founder, Extreme Living

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Therese Walsh

Head of NZ for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Leader 2014

Tim Alpe

Co-Founder and CEO of Jucy

Blake Leader Award 2014

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Blake Medallist 2013

Judge Michael Brown (1937-2015)

NZ's first Principal Youth Court Judge

Blake Medallist 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Beatrice Faumuinā

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - North America team; Sporting legend

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Joe Harrop

Internationally renowned musician

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Dr Lance O’Sullivan

Maori role model in medicine and health care

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Louise Anaru

Principal, Flaxmere College

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Minnie Baragwanath

Leader in Social Change & Disability; Chief Executive, Be. Institute - ‎Be. Accessible

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Leader 2013

Nicola Ngarewa

Acting Principal, Patea School

Blake Leader Award 2013

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Blake Medallist 2012

Sir John Graham

Leader in sports, education and governance

Blake Medallist 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Kapu Waretini

Senior Consultant, Governance and Director

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Phil Keoghan

Host and producer of the Amazing Race

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Qiujing Wong

Founder of Borderless Productions

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Rachel Taulelei

Founder of Yellow Brick Road Ltd; CEO Kono NZ

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Richie McCaw

All Blacks Captain 2006-2015

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Leader 2012

Roseanne Liang

Film Director

Blake Leader Award 2012

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Blake Medallist 2011

Dame Margaret Bazley

Chair of Environment Canterbury

Blake Medallist 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Andrew Coy

CEO Magritek

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Derek Handley

Entrepreneur and philanthropist

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Heather Skipworth

Founder IronMaori

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Raelene Castle

CEO, NRL Canterbury Bulldogs

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Rebecca Elvin

PhD candidate, Oxford University

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Sam Johnson

Founder, Student Volunteer Army

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Leader 2011

Tawera Nikau

Managing Director, Team One Corporate Development

Blake Leader Award 2011

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Blake Medallist 2010

Sir Ray Avery

Chief Executive, Medicine Mondiale

Blake Medallist 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Catriona Williams

Founder and Trustee, The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Chris Quin

CEO Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Jamie Tuuta

CEO of Te Tumu Paeroa

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Dr Karen Willcox

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering, MIT

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Ngarimu Blair

Consultant & Trustee on the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Leader 2010

Dr Renee Liang

Consultant Paediatrician, poet, short story writer and playwright

Blake Leader Award 2010

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Blake Medallist 2009

Sir John Hood

President and Chief Executive, The Robertson Foundation

Blake Medallist 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

Alfred Ngaro

Member of Parliament

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

Andrew Hamilton

Chief Executive, The Icehouse

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

Iva Ropati

Principal, Howick College

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

John Penno

Chief Executive, Synlait

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

Rachel Paris

Partner, Bell Gully

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Leader 2009

Russell Mardon

Wing Commander

Blake Leader Award 2009

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Blake Medallist 2008

Sir Murray Halberg

Founder, The Halberg Trust

Blake Medallist 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Julie Chapman

CEO and Co-founder of KidsCan Charitable Trust

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Keriana Brooking

Chief Advisor, Service Improvement at Ministry of Health NZ

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Mike Sabin

CEO of Peppers Carrington Resort, Northland

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Oscar Kightley

Playwright and actor

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Rebecca Caughey

Managing Director, Funktion Music

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Leader 2008

Sarah Ulmer

Director, Sarah Ulmer Brand

Blake Leader Award 2008

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Blake Medallist 2007

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan (1947-2012)

Former Director of the MacDiarmid Institute and Professor of Physical Sciences

Blake Medallist 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Andrew Grant

Business Manager of ASG E-Guard

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Annette Fale

CEO of First Foundation

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Justin Vaughan

Group Manager Benefits & Provider Relations for NIB, Sydney

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Shelley Campbell

‎CEO, Waikato Bay of Plenty Cancer Society

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Steven Hall

Principal, Wakatipu High School

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Leader 2007

Tim O'Connor

Headmaster, Auckland Grammar

Blake Leader Award 2007

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Blake Medallist 2006

Sir Stephen Tindall

Founder and Chair, The Warehouse Ltd and The Tindall Foundation

Blake Medallist 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

Andrew Berry

Managing Director for Superior Personnel

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

David McConnell

Managing Director, McConnell Group

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o

Chief Executive, Affirming Works

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

Professor Gary Wilson

Director, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

Michael Redman

Chief Executive of The Blues

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Leader 2006

Sarah Trotman

Director Business Relations, AUT University

Blake Leader Award 2006

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Blake Medallist 2005

Sir John Anderson

Chair and Director of private and Government entities

Blake Medallist 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Glen Sowry

CEO, Metlifecare

Blake Leader Award 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Greg Fleming

CEO of The Parenting Place

Blake Leader Award 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Mark Weldon

Founder, Terra Sancta Wines

Blake Leader Award 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Neil Paviour-Smith

Managing Director, Forsyth Barr

Blake Leader Award 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Samara Nicholas

Director, Experiencing Marine Reserves

Blake Leader Award 2005

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Blake Leader 2005

Steven Carden

First Foundation Founder & CEO of Landcorp Farming Ltd

Blake Leader Award 2005