New Zealander of the Year


Finalist for the Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year Award.


One of the ten semi-finalists for the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year Award.


Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999-2008
Helen Clark
“Decisive, direct, inclusive … inspiring those around her to be challenged, confident and independent. Congratulations, Annah, on the recognition of your contribution to so many aspects of New Zealand life.”
British High Commissioner to NZ
Vicki Treadell
“I have got to know Annah Stretton over the last five years. I have observed a woman of commitment and passion. Beyond her business success domestically and as a Kiwi exporter, playing her part in New Zealand’s economic success, I have also witnessed a woman who gives back, or, in the jargon “ pays it forward”. Her social conscience is one of the things I admire most about her. She is a champion of women and women’s causes.”

Annah’s Timeline – the Story so far