Dame Alison to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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Eight of New Zealand’s most inspirational business leaders will this month be inducted into the prestigious New Zealand Business Hall of Fame – and one of them is Global Women’s very own member Dame Alison Paterson.

In 1976, Dame Alison was the first woman appointed to a Producer Board, the Apple and Pear Marketing Board and was subsequently the first woman appointed to the board of a listed company. She has held governance roles in many organisations including the Reserve Bank, Landcorp Farming, Waitemata Health Board and Vector. Dame Alison’s principal career focus has been agriculture, health and associated research and a motivation to add value and to ‘give back’ to society.

This year’s black-tie gala dinner at Auckland’s Langham Hotel will be the 21st year of the awards. The Hall of Fame was set up in 1994 by the Young Enterprise Trust and recognises and celebrates individuals who have made a significant contribution to the economic and social development of New Zealand. Inclusion into the Hall of Fame roll will honour the laureates’ achievements both in their industries and in their communities.

The other inductees are Neville Crichton, Chris Mace, Annie Millar, Lloyd Morrison, Sir Russell Pettigrew, and William & George Winstone.

Tickets can be booked at www.businesshalloffame.co.nz