James Gibson

James Gibson

I started as CEO of BLAKE in February 2018. My most recent role was GM Partnerships & Communication at Sport NZ, with responsibility for managing Sport NZ’s relationship with the sports sector, as well as their brand, communications, events, and partner capability...
Sue Ratcliffe

Sue Ratcliffe

As Finance Officer for BLAKE, I manage the finances on a day to day basis and business planning to assist the team to turn their dreams into financial reality. I am involved in reporting quarterly financial results to the BLAKE Board and annual financial reporting for...
Leigh Takirau

Leigh Takirau

Ko Waikato raua ko Mangawara ōku awa Ko Tikapā raua ko Hokianga ōku moana Ko Hapuakohe raua ko Whakatere ōku maunga Ko Waiti raua ko Tuhirangi ōku marae Ko Ngāti Makirangi raua ko Te Māhurehure ōku hapū Ko Ngāti Paoa rātou ko Ngāti Whatua ki Ōrakei, Ko Ngāpuhi ōku iwi...
Jacob Anderson

Jacob Anderson

Jacob is head of depth programmes for BLAKE including BLAKE Inspire, BLAKE Inspire for Teachers, BLAKE Expeditions, and the BLAKE Ambassador programme. He led the BLAKE Expedition to Doubtful Sound in 2022 and coordinated the science communication and outreach for the...
Alice Ward-Allen

Alice Ward-Allen

Kia ora koutou. Ko Alice Ward-Allen tōku ingoa. Nō Pukekohe ahau. Ko Whakatōhea tōku iwi. Ko tāku mahi ki BLAKE ko Head of Programmes – Discovery. As the Head of Programmes – Discovery, I lead the NZ-VR and Explorers programmes, as well as our community outreach....