Published: 01/07/2014
Youth Horizons CEO Cath Handley shares lessons in leadership with students from Zayed College for Girls

Youth Horizons CEO Cath Handley was honoured to share her inspiring leadership journey with students at Zayed College for Girls yesterday as a member of the 2014 Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team.

Led by New Zealand’s Governor-General, Lt. Gen. The Rt. Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae, the close to 300-strong Dream Team of leaders spoke to classrooms throughout New Zealand on Monday June 30, in a bid to inspire young Kiwis to ‘make it happen’ - the theme of this year’s Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week.

Handley, shared her thoughts with the young women on her own journey to becoming a successful business woman, what she has learned during her career and the importance of having goals and dreams that you want to achieve, as well as the motivation and drive to make those dreams happen.

Handley is joined in the 2014 Dream Team by other high-profile leaders, including business leaders, Sir Ron Carter and Sir Eion Edgar, politician and TV personality Tamati Coffey, television psychologist Nigel Latta, scientist and inventor Sir Ray Avery, TVNZ presenters Rawdon Christie and Toni Street, ZB radio host Rachel Smalley, Air New Zealand Chief Pilot Capt. David Morgan, sporting greats Hamish Carter and Beatrice Faumuina and a wide-ranging list of New Zealand adventurers, CEOs and business leaders, doctors, politicians and community champions.

Sir Peter Blake Trust CEO, Shelley Campbell, says,”The response each year from leaders who are keen to be the involved in the Dream Team is simply amazing. Their passion for the Dream Team programme ensures more than 10,000 Kiwi students will have the opportunity to be inspired by their stories and learn how they can achieve their dreams too.”

Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week began with the Trust’s annual Leadership Awards, on Friday June 27, where the prestigious Blake Medal was presented, along with six Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards. Leadership Week concludes with Red Socks Day on Friday 4 July.

The full list of Dream Team members is available on the Sir Peter Blake Trust website