BLAKE Leaders and BLAKE Medalist 2019

Image of Sir Ron Carter ONZ KNZM

BLAKE Medalist 2019

Sir Ron Carter ONZ KNZM

Civic-minded engineer, international businessman and community man

2019 BLAKE Medallist

Image of Lisa King

BLAKE Leader 2019

Lisa King

Founder and CEO of Eat My Lunch, social entrepreneur and businesswoman

2019 BLAKE Leader

Image of James Frankham

BLAKE Leader 2019

James Frankham

Publisher of New Zealand Geographic, storyteller and champion for the environment

2019 BLAKE Leader

Image of Christopher Luxon

BLAKE Leader 2019

Christopher Luxon

Business leader and sustainability champion

2019 BLAKE Leader

Image of Kiri Nathan

BLAKE Leader 2019

Kiri Nathan

Leading fashion designer, cultural ambassador, mentor

2019 BLAKE Award

Image of Okirano Tilaia

BLAKE Leader- Youth 2019

Okirano Tilaia

Voice for youth, Pasifika and the environment

2019 BLAKE Leader - Youth

Image of Deidre Vercoe

BLAKE Leader- Environment 2019

Deidre Vercoe

Life-long conservationist, talented team-builder, advocate for genuine iwi partnerships

2019 BLAKE Leader

Image of Steve Hathaway

BLAKE Leader- Environment 2019

Steve Hathaway

Founder of Young Ocean Explorers, underwater cameraman and marine educator

2019 BLAKE Leader - Environment

AWARD INFORMATION

BLAKE AWARD: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for New Zealand. Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. Up to four awards are presented annually.

BLAKE AWARD - ENVIRONMENT: This award recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has delivered high impact results with a significant emphasis on environmental sustainability.  This can include fields such as science, education, communication, or general environmental leadership.

BLAKE AWARD – YOUTH: This new award recognises and celebrates young people aged 13-20 whose leadership creates an impact on a sustainable future for New Zealand.  Consideration will be given to leadership creating impact across any of social, cultural, environmental or economic areas of New Zealand society. This award may relate specifically to a project.

CRITERIA (FOR ALL ABOVE CATEGORIES)
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership
  • Create an impact and help contribute to a sustainable future for NZ
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Demonstrate a commitment to New Zealand (and be a New Zealand citizen)

BLAKE MEDAL: The Blake Medal recognises and celebrates people whose leadership has helped create a more sustainable future for New Zealand and/or globally, usually over an extended period of time. 

CRITERIA
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership at the highest levels of their field
  • Create an impact and help lead a sustainable future for NZ and/or globally
  • Ability to clearly communicate a vision and inspire others
  • Display some or all of the characteristics that Sir Peter Blake himself demonstrated, including:
    • belief in achieving extraordinary things
    • the initiative to pursue an idea
    • a desire for constant improvement
    • trusting and empowering teammates
    • integrity
    • having fun
  • Is a New Zealander

Meet our BLAKE Leader Alumni

Meet our BLAKE Awards Selection Panel

Picture of
Picture of