11 November 2015 at 9:00 am
ENZ Board members honoured
ENZ would like to congratulate two of our Board members – Victoria Spackman and Frances Valintine – who were honoured at the 2015 Women of Influence Awards on 4 November.
In its third year, the Women of Influence Programme is designed to identify, recognise and celebrate the 100 most influential women shaping New Zealand across 10 categories: Arts and Culture, Board and Management, Business Enterprise, Community and Not for Profit, Diversity, Global, Innovation, Public Policy and Rural.
Victoria won the Arts and Culture award for her role in injecting new life in to Bats Theatre and for her part in influencing, as Chief Executive of screen production company the Gibson Group, displays and exhibitions at a range of museums and public venues around the world. Eleven women were nominated for this award.
Frances won the Innovation award for being at the forefront of change in education, and for her vision and passion for learning, particularly in the areas of science, technology and discovery. You will all be familiar with Frances’ cutting edge learning facility, The Mind Lab by Unitec. Eight women were nominated in this category.
That we have leaders and influencers of such calibre on our board is something to be celebrated. The breadth and depth of experience Frances and Victoria bring to our organisation is invaluable, and the contribution they make to our international education industry is enormously beneficial.