The New Zealand High Commission renewed its Platinum Partnership with Leadership Fiji and handed over their cheque of $15,000 during today’s Leadership Fiji 2020 Participants Choice Session.


The New Zealand High Commission has been one of Leadership Fiji’s founding partners since its inception in 2001.


In receiving the cheque, Leadership Fiji’s Board Chairperson, Mr William Parkinson said “we appreciate the New Zealand High Commission’s commitment in developing the future leaders of Fiji and their belief in our purpose. As we approach our 20thAnniversary in February 2021 we also celebrate and reflect on Fiji’s 50th Anniversary and how far we have come as an organization and the contribution of our 430+ Alumnus to their communities and country.”


Deputy High Commissioner, Ms Michelle Podmore added “The High Commission is pleased to continue supporting the Leadership Fiji Programme that has nurtured and produced many successful leaders over the years.”


New Zealand is committed to developing high-calibre future Fiji leaders. This was reflected in the recent announcement made by High Commissioner Jonathan Curr on the establishment of a new Fiji Future Leaders Programme.


The Leadership Fiji Program allows members to explore their own values, philosophies, prejudices and beliefs through a variety of issues offered by the program and also offers direct interaction with current leaders across the private sector, civil society and Government.


Today’s sponsorship cheque was presented by New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner, Ms Podmore to Leadership Fiji Chairperson William Parkinson, also in the presence of Leadership Fiji Chief Executive Officer Sharyne Fong and Leadership Fiji 2020 Participants.



Photo caption:

  1. New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner, Ms Michelle Podmore handing over their cheque to Leadership Fiji Chairperson, William Parkinson.
  2. New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner Ms Michelle Podmore and Leadership Fiji Chairperson, William Parkinson with Leadership Fiji 2020 Participants.


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