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We are delighted that ASB Private Banking Manager Lance Hutchison has been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours list in recognition of his long-serving dedication to the community. In a contribution that spans decades, Lance has made a massive difference through his community support and work with organisations that help young New Zealanders reach their potential. He has chaired the Life Education Trust in Auckland since helping establish it 18 years ago to help children to make informed choices about their health, respect others and learn to appreciate their uniqueness. He was recently awarded life membership to the Trust in recognition of his long-standing service.
Lance is also a mentor for the First Foundation - a not for profit group that assists high achieving students who would not normally be able to attend university. His mentoring skills have earned him a Young Enterprise Scheme Mentor of the Year Award. Lance’s assistance helped a team from Manurewa High School win both the Young Enterprise Supreme Company of the Year and Maori Business of the Year awards. Lance says mentoring is about raising aspirations and getting young people focused on what they want to achieve.
“I think back to when I was a student and how helpful mentor support would have been. I start by encouraging young people to set their goals high and I’ve got a lot of satisfaction over the years from watching many of them go on to great success.” On top of these commitments, Lance finds time to sponsor young Kiwis to attend Outward Bound courses, serves as a Justice of the Peace,including as a Nominated Person for NZ Police, a Marriage Celebrant for 20 years, is on the Board of the Ellerslie Auckland Racing Club and has been awarded Life membership of Lions Club NZ, and Life Education Trust NZ. At ASB, Lance initiated, and for three years ran, the Ronald McDonald House volunteer cook nights, where ASB team members prepare food for families staying at the House in Auckland while their children receive treatment. This has been a hugely successful programme that has now been running for over 10 years.