Vicki is someone that likes getting out into the community and making things happen. From 1989 to 1998 Vicki was mayor of Christchurch and in 2008 she was voted by The Guardian as one of the ‘50 people who could save the planet’. Today Vicki is co-founder of the Ministry of Awesome, an independent director of NZ Windfarms Ltd, and most recently, a newly elected member of Christchurch City Council.





Visit the TalentNZ website to read Vicki’s full summary.

The TalentNZ initiative builds on the thinking of Sir Paul Callaghan who envisioned New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Through our Sir Paul Callaghan Science Meets Humanities Scholarship two young scholarship recipients asked 30 Kiwis seven questions, resulting in 210 ideas. The project aims to further the concept of moving New Zealand towards a talent-based economy.

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