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Beatrice
Faumuina

New Zealand's top track and field athlete.

Profile

New Zealand’s first world track and field discus champion, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former New Zealand Diplomat.

Current work
Beatrice is currently working as a Senior Advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolios include Social Enterprise, Youth development and International events.

Past work
Beatrice was the New Zealand Diplomat to New York from 2015 - 2018 and took on the Trade Commissioner and Consul General role to support New Zealand Business become bigger, better and faster in North America. Previous roles include Inaugural CEO of the Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Trust, NZs ASB Bank Head of Department: Talent and People Strategy, plus supporting health and wellbeing initiatives locally through governance.

Beatrice was the 2015 recipient of the World Class New Zealand Award that recognises Innovators, business people and entrepreneurs who make an outstanding contribution to New Zealand's growth, development and global reputation. Established in 2003, the Awards are one of New Zealand's most prestigious and significant honours.
Beatrice also received the 2013 Sir Peter Blake Leader award. These are the premier awards for leadership achievement in New Zealand. By highlighting the contribution of these Blake Leaders, the Sir Peter Blake Trust hopes to turn the spotlight on leadership in New Zealand, inspiring and motivating all Kiwis to make a difference.

Recently, inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights:
• 1997 World Track and Field champion in 1997
• 1998 2002 Commonwealth Track and Field Champion and Record holder in 1998,
• 2002 World Cup Champion
• 2004 New Zealand Olympic team flag bearer and team captain
• 1996 - 2008 Four time Olympian Olympics from

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Topics

Motivational

  • Inspiring Stories

Sport

  • Olympics & Paralympics
  • Athletics
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Beatrice's opening address made the day special from the outset. Damar Industries
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