Marsden Old Girls are making their their mark on the world!
In all areas of Arts, Community, Culture, Sport, Science, Business and the Environment they contribute to and enhance our lives. In the past three years our laureates have been business women. From 2010 we want to celebrate those who have achieved prominence not only in business but in all other areas of endeavour.

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Marsden Hall of Fame

Marsden is delighted to announce our 2013 Hall of Fame laureates:

  • Valerie Carson for her work as New Zealand’s foremost textile conservator
  • Zoe During (Posthumously) for her contribution to child and family health and social justice
  • Anne Gambrill for her service to the judiciary
  • Full 2013 Hall of Fame citations

The Marsden Business Hall of Fame joint venture with Enterprise New Zealand Trust finished in 2009. So successful was the process of celebrating and acknowledging Marsden's high achieving Old Girls, that we have decided to extend the Hall of Fame to include consideration of those Old Girls who have achieved prominence in a wide range of fields, including business, science, arts, sports, community, etc. It is planned that up to three new laureates are inducted into the Marsden Hall of Fame each year

Previous Laureates

    Mary MacLeod
    for her contribution to international banking
    Sue Kedgley
    for her contribution to public service, the environment, community issues and women's affairs
    Professor Noeline Alcorn for her contribution to education
    Beverley Shore Bennett for her contribution to the creative arts

    Elsie Gibbons (Medicine) Posthumously for her contribution to New Zealand medicine
    Miranda Harcourt (Arts) Award winning actress and director
    Diana Lennon (Medicine) Professor of Child and Youth Population Health and Paediatrician in Infectious Diseases at Starship hospital
    Margaret Neave (Medicine) Posthumously for her contribution to public health in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia

    Sarah Billinghurst (Arts)  Arts Administrator,  Metropolitan Opera Company, New York
    Jean Fleming (Science) Professor of Science Communication at Otago University
    Fiame Mata'afa (Public service) Community and public service in Western Samoa
    Katherine Mansfield (Literature) Posthumously for her contribution to New Zealand Literature.

    Claudia Batten,
    corporate attorney, co-founder and Vice President of software company Massive Inc
    Valerie Cranfield (nee Handley), businesswoman and owner of Cranfields

    Juliet McKee
    (nee Broad), Independent Director and economist
    Catherine Savage, Director and Investment Manager.

    Jenny Morel
    , founder and Managing Director of No 8 Ventures Management Ltd
    Bronwen Holdsworth (nee Pearson), Managing Director of Pultron Composites Ltd

    Full details on previous laureates