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New Zealand Churchill Fellowship information session

Hosted by Winston Churchill Trust
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About Event

To inspire your application for the 2023 New Zealand Churchill Fellowship round, the New Zealand Churchill Trust, in partnership with our Churchill Fellows, will be delivering a virtual information session.

​In this session join Churchill Fellows as they share their Fellowship experiences, impart insights on their fascinating projects and motivate you with what they have achieved since returning to New Zealand. You will also be able to engage in a live Q&A and gain helpful advice on how to apply.

Meet the speakers

Alison Cadman was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2013 and studied the growth of not-for-profit social housing organisations in the UK and Australia.

Alison is the Chief Executive of Dwell Housing Trust, a registered community housing provider based in Wellington. She has a BA in sociology and a postgraduate certificate in Business.  She has been a trustee of the Newtown Ethical Lending Trust since 2015. She has been on the national council of Community Housing Aotearoa – the peak body for community housing organisations in NZ – and was co-chair. She was appointed a Board member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Winston Churchill Trust in early 2022. 

Ian McDonald was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2018 and travelled to the United States to research communications within the Baseball Industry.

Ian and his wife own a motel business in Greytown. Ian trained as a Broadcast Journalist in the early 90’s and worked in radio as a New & Sports Journalist for several years. He moved to Australia in 1996 and spent the next decade working in Customer Service roles completing a Bachelor of Sports (Management) degree at Unitec in Auckland. Ian then worked with the New Zealand Rugby Players Association, researching former professional players on their transition from sport to a new life, followed by a role with the Halberg Trust (now Halberg Disability Sports Foundation) from which he retired on medical grounds after an unsuccessful hip replacement operation. He now uses a powered wheelchair to get around. Ian volunteered with Baseball New Zealand, which led to full-time employment. He was appointed a Board member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Winston Churchill Trust in early 2022.

Applying for a Churchill Fellowship

​A Churchill Fellowship is a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to explore a topic or an issue you are passionate about. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community and in any field or topic of interest.

​To learn more about how you can become a Churchill Fellow, visit our website  Applications open Wednesday 5 July 2023.