Distinguished Alumni videos: Bright lights 2016

Prior to receiving their Distinguished Alumni Awards, our 2016 recipients gathered for an evening of conversation at Bright Lights. The event was chaired by Finlay Macdonald.


Host Finlay Macdonald introduces Bright Lights 2016.

David Mitchell – BArch (1964)

Award-winning architect and Venice Biennale exhibitor David Mitchell talks to Findlay Macdonald.

Professor Karen Willcox – BE (1994), SM MIT (1996), PhD MIT (2000)

Professor Karen Willcox, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and co-Director at the Center for Computational Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sits down with Finlay Macdonald.

Graeme Wheeler – BCom Well (1972), MCom (1973)

Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and former World Bank director, Graeme Wheeler, in conversation with Finlay Macdonald.

David AR Williams QC

David AR Williams QC, former Justice of the New Zealand High Court and the Court of the Dubai International Financial Centre, in conversation with Finlay Macdonald.

Dr Divya Dhar – MBChB (2010), MBA Penn. (2014), MPA Harv. (2014)

Young Alumna of the Year, Dr Divya Dhar, chats to Findlay Macdonald. Divya is a doctor, social justice campaigner, and a past recipient of Young New Zealander of the Year.

Group discussion

Following their individual interviews, the winners of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards gathered together for a group discussion with Finlay Macdonald.