The search for the UK New Zealander of the Year Award 2013 is now over.
The New Zealand Society is proud and delighted to announce that the 2013 winner of the UK New Zealander of the Year Award is Bronwen Horton. The Award was announced at the New Zealand Society’s Waitangi Day Charity Ball at The Dorchester in Mayfair, London on Friday evening, 8 February 2013 and presented by Mr Nick Peirce, the Commercial Director of Air New Zealand, together with His Excellency Mr Rob Taylor the Acting High Commissioner of New Zealand the Mr John Greager, the President of the New Zealand Society.
The Award recognises the outstanding contribution that a New Zealand or British national has made in promoting the interests of New Zealand or New Zealanders in the United Kingdom and presenting a positive image of New Zealand.
Bronwen Horton received the 2013 Award in recognition of her extraordinary personal efforts to help New Zealanders both in the UK and in New Zealand. Bronwen founded the New Zealand Business Women’s Network in the UK in 2009, which has successfully brought together women in all levels of the corporate and creative worlds, particularly fostering business networking together with social bonding and support, and creating an environment to share entrepreneurial ideas, skills and expertise. In addition, Bronwen has been at the forefront of the fundraising efforts in the UK in aid of those who suffered in the Canterbury earthquakes.
Bronwen will have the right to be recognised as the UK New Zealander of the Year 2013, and will receive return flights for two (2) from the UK to New Zealand, courtesy of our kind sponsors, Air New Zealand.
We also offer our congratulations to Katherine Corich and Matt Hickey who were the runners up for the Award. Both Katherine and Matt are recognised for their significant contributions.