Celebrating our amazing alumni

Thousands of talented students participate in our programs every year, so we're always interested in hearing about the exciting things that they've gone on to achieve. We want to share these stories, celebrate alumni success, seed new connections and provide networking opportunities.

We announced our 2018 Distinguished and Emerging Alumni of the Year recipients at the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme National awards on December 6.


Congratulations to: 

Paul Brock: ex-CEO of Kiwibank and Chairman of NZ Story Group (Distinguished)

Alexia Hilbertidou: CEO of GirlBoss NZ (Emerging) 


Finalists of the 2018 Emerging alumni Award were:

  • Alexia Hilbertidou - CEO of GirlBoss New Zealand
  • Ben Wigley - Co-Founder Banqer
  • Brad Rowe - Founder Bluefix Marine Ltd
  • Ezekiel Raui - Youth Ambassador at The Key to Life Charitable Trust
  • Craig Smith - Founder Education Perfect
  • Leighton & Brooke Roberts - Co-Founders Sharesies
  • Steph Benseman - Innovation Specialist at Creative HQ