The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerard, received her damehood this morning at Government House Auckland. Dame Juliet was appointed to the role of Chief Science Advisor in 2018, following Sir Peter Gluckman. She is currently a professor in the School of Biological Sciences and Chemical Science at the University of Auckland, specialising in protein science.
One of our most well-known athletics coaches was also recognised today with Arch Jelley receiving a CNZM. He has coached several of our most famous runners, including Olympians and multiple national champions.