KEA NEW ZEALAND
Pippa Blake honoured as Kea Friend of New Zealand
“Philanthropist and celebrated artist, Pippa Blake, has been recognised as part of the 2017 Kea World Class New Zealand (WCNZ) Awards, becoming the first ever female recipient of the Friend of New Zealand title”.
Pippa Blake was commended for her ongoing work with the Sir Peter Blake Trust, which she established in 2004 in order to continue her late husband’s legacy.
Kea NZ CEO, Craig Donaldson, says the Awards celebrate the work of world-class Kiwis, and friends of New Zealand, who are helping to define our nation’s reputation on the world stage – with Pippa being a prime example.
“Over the last 13 years, Pippa has dedicated herself entirely to driving the Trust’s growth, and inspiring our next generation of Kiwi leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.
“She has successfully transitioned the organisation from a coordinator of beach clean ups, to that of large off-shore expeditions. Their flagship event, the Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week, has grown to include roughly 1000 events around the country – including the Dream Sessions, which connect inspirational New Zealanders with young Kiwis, to teach them to back themselves in achieving their dreams,” Donaldson concludes.”
IMAGE: Courtesy of Jason Oxenham from Auckland City Harbour News.