Dame Cindy and Ms Jo Pilkington, of Auckland, MNZM for services to the events sector and the community
Jo Pilkington is a long-standing member of the New Zealand events industry. She was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Diploma in Event Management for Auckland University of Technology (AUT). She guest lectured and mentored Event Management students at AUT, Unitec and the Eastern Institute of Technology. She was a Board member of Creative Napier and the Kingsland Business Society and chaired the Northcote Intermediate School Parent Teacher Association. She has been a Board member of the Auckland Pride Festival Trust and Event Producer for the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust’s annual fundraising gala. Ms Pilkington is Co-Chair of the Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust.