St Peter’s Alumni Awards

The inaugural winners of the St Peter’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, from left: Sir Noel Robinson, Sir Vaughan Jones, and Nicholas Mowbray.

A black-tie dinner was held at the Don Rowlands Centre recently, in honour of the inaugural St Peter’s Distinguished Alumni Awards, recognising alumni who have achieved professional excellence in the fields of business, culture, sport, or community well-being.

The winners were:

Sir Noel Robinson, the founder of Robinson Industries who is known for his love of visionary projects. He is now involved in a number of trusts and enjoys giving back to the community of South Auckland.

Sir Vaughan Jones, one of 60 people in the world to achieve the prestigious Fields Medal – the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the maths world.

Nicholas Mowbray, founder of Zuru toy company. With his siblings Anna and Mat they have grown the company into one of the most innovative toy companies in the world, with over 5000 employees.

The three distinguished alumni joined almost 250 guests at the dinner, with each award winner presented with a glass owl sculpture made by local artist Di Tocker, representing the owl that forms the central image in the Cambridge school’s crest and logo.


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