Dame Kerry Prendergast, of Wellington, DNZM for services to governance and the community
Dame Kerry Prendergast concluded three terms as Mayor of Wellington in 2010 and has since made significant contributions in a range of other positions. Dame Kerry chaired Tourism New Zealand for seven years through a period of unprecedented growth. She chaired the establishment board that set up the Environmental Protection Authority in 2011, completing her term as Chair in September 2018. She is also currently the Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission and the New Zealand Conservation Authority. She was Executive Chair of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and the Wellington Jazz Music Festival Trust, until she retired in 2016 after a total of 24 years on the Trust. She is a Director of Compass Health and Oceania Healthcare Limited, and Deputy Chair of Wellington Free Ambulance. She is a Trustee of the Victoria University Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust and the National Women’s Health Research Centre, and an Advisory Board member of the Phoenix Football Club. She is a member of the New Zealand China Council and the New Zealand-United States Council Advisory Board. She is currently Patron of Mary Potter Hospice and Wellington High Performance Aquatics. In 2015 Dame Kerry took on the role of Ambassador for dementia through Alzheimers New Zealand.
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