Developing leadership talent vital, says Prime Minister John Key

On November 25th, the Harkness Fellowship Trust hosted Prime Minister John Key, senior government officials and past Harkness fellows at a cocktail function to celebrate the recent $2 million investment by the Leadership Development Centre in the future of the fellowships.

In a speech to the assembled fellows, the Prime Minister outlined the importance of offering opportunities for future leaders in the public sector, business, science, academia and other areas of society, to gain experience and pursue research projects overseas. The Harkness Fellowship Trust will in the New Year, open a call for applicants for the next Fellowship.

See below for a gallery of images taken at the cocktail function, held at the Wellington Club.