Thursday, 15th June, 2017

In 2016 the Auckland Chamber established a scholarship to mark Michael Barnett’s 25 years of leadership.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist those looking to develop careers associated with communication or skills in leadership.

This year’s scholarships have been awarded to St Cuthbert’s Year 13 student Olivia Bennett and to Rikki Swannell, a sports broadcaster and commentator.

Olivia has a vision of assisting young women aspiring to leadership roles in business and politics.  She intends to progress this vision through a dedicated conference and mentoring.

Rikki has expressed an ambition to grow her work in sports broadcasting and commentating to included governance and leadership.

Both will work with the Chamber over the next year to achieve their goal.


For more information contact:
Michael Barnett, mobile: 0275 631 150.
Michael Barnett, Chief Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
Kate Barrett, mobile: 027 850 1037.
Kate Barrett, Digital Communications Executive, Auckland Chamber of Commerce