Carter tackles job with Blake trust
Former Olympic triathlon champion Hamish Carter has been appointed the Sir Peter Blake Trust corporate partnerships and sponsorship general manager.
He will be responsible for nurturing the trust’s relationships with its network of sponsors and key stakeholders as well as pursuing additional funding, support and sponsorship.
Since retiring from competitive sport in 2007, Hamish has held corporate roles with Lion Nathan and Xero.
The role at the Sir Peter Blake Trust provided a new challenge, with an organisation close to his heart.
‘‘I’m honoured to be working for an organisation that is focused on continuing Sir Peter’s incredible legacy and one that has such a great network of sponsors, leaders, supporters and partners,’’ Hamish says.
Meanwhile, the trust thanks the 675 supporters who voted in the Toyota 25 Ways to say Thanks competition assisting the team to win the use of a new Corolla for three years.
The trust was 13th out of 517 charitable organisations and the car will be handed over in a ceremony with the 24 other winning charities later this month.
‘‘Winning means we can save much needed funds for other exciting projects,’’ trust chief executive Shelley Campbell says.
Ms Campbell also accompanied Andy Roberts from the Department of Conservation and pilot Hannibal Hays on a visit to New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands in March, an area which Sir Peter was especially passionate about.
Hamish Carter: The former Olympian joins the Sir Peter Blake Trust.