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DB Leading Light Scholarship

DB Leading Light Scholarship Recipients for 2017 Announced

NZLI and DB Breweries are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 DB Leading Light Scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded to members of the South Auckland business community, with the aim of further developing and enhancing the pool of first class leadership talent in the region.

The five recipients for the Leading Light Scholarships, who will participate in the NZLI Leadership Mindset Programme commencing late March, are:

Nikki Timu of Alliance Community Initiatives Trust, Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura

Zeena Khan of Manukau Institute of Technology

Justin Latif of Fairfax Media

Theresa Rorason of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

William Horsley of Goodman Fielder


Pictured at the event to congratulate the successful recipients from L-R are Andy Routley (DB Managing Director), Justin Latif, William Horsley, Zeena Khan, Theresa Rorason, Nikki Timu and Vicki Watson (NZLI Chief Executive).

With the DB Leading Lights programme now in its fourth year and the scholarships well-known in the South Auckland business community, the high calibre of applications for the 2017 scholarships was no surprise.

DB Managing Director, Andy Routley says, “The applicants this year were from a broad range of South Auckland-focused businesses and our five recipients all have outstanding leadership potential.

The DB Leading Light scholarships are designed to foster development and learning opportunities for South Auckland based leaders to enable a step-change in their personal and professional lives. “We believe that this will have a positive flow on effect to the wider community in which we all operate. And we couldn’t ask for a better partner in New Zealand Leadership Institute – their programmes are truly world class,” says Andy.

Vicki Watson, Chief Executive of NZLI says, “We admire DB Breweries generosity in supporting leadership development in South Auckland. These 2017 scholars will mean 25 leaders in the South Auckland will have been supported in their leadership. We very much look forward to watching the progress of the five scholars during the Leadership Mindset Programme and beyond.”