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 include governance and leadership.
Both will work with the Chamber over the next year to achieve their goal.