Queenstown-based doctor and entrepreneur Sam Hazledine
has been named one of six new Blake Leaders.
The founder of MedRecruit won the accolade last night at the
Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards in Auckland.
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae hosted the ceremony at
Shed 10 in Auckland.
The highest accolade of the evening - the Blake Medal - was
awarded to Sir Peter Jackson for his outstanding leadership
and contribution to tourism, his Wellington community and the
New Zealand and international film industry.
Dr Hazledine, originally from New Plymouth, graduated in 2003
from the University of Otago and practised emergency
department medicine until he started MedRecruit in October
The company helps doctors from New Zealand, Australia, the
United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries find short- and
long-term medical placements.
It employs more than 30 staff and has offices in Australia
and New Zealand.
Dr Hazledine was Ernst & Young Young Entrepreneur of the
Year in 2012.