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Mrs Chloe Wright, of Tauranga, ONZM, for services to philanthropy, education and health

Mrs Chloe Wright, of Tauranga, ONZM, for services to philanthropy, education and health

Chloe Wright and her husband co-established the Wright Family Foundation, which she leads as CEO without remuneration.

The Foundation provides funds and assistance to improve the educational, emotional and psychological wellbeing of New Zealanders.

It currently supports more than 25 innovative projects and organisations, in areas including birthing and postnatal care for women, early childhood development, child health and education initiatives, improving literacy, environmental programmes with a youth/mentoring focus, and family mentoring.

She is founder and Director of Birthing Centre, which offers extensive postnatal support. She co-founded BestStart Educare, New Zealand’s largest early learning education organisation, with 270 centres and around 20,000 children attending as of March 2020.

Mrs Wright is Patron of SuperGrans Aotearoa, WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust, Kids’ Lit Quiz, and the New Zealand Spelling Bee.

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