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Thursday June 9, 2016

Queen’s Honours Reason to celebrate By Kelly Hennessy COOK STRAIT NEWS INTERN

for audiences to enjoy the fruits of that work. “I’ve been very lucky to work Victoria Spackman, Chief Execu- with some amazing people who tive of Gibson Group Ltd, had a have given me their best and helped reason to break out the champagne me to achieve my best too,” she for the Queen’s Birthday after be- stated. ing honoured for her contribution Ms Spackman joined the Board to the arts. of Education New Zealand in The Newtown resident has been 2015 and has worked with group to appointed an Officer of The New create a Mandarin language televiZealand Order of Merit for services sion series, ‘Dragons in a Distant to theatre, film and television in the Land,’ about Chinese students 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours studying in New Zealand. List. The Prime Minister of Beijing The honour came as a shock to launched the series in 2013 durMs Spackman. ing celebrations of the 40-year “I was completely surprised to relationship between China and receive the letter. I was not expect- New Zealand. ing it at all. I feel honoured to be Ms Spackman also played a acknowledged,” Ms Spackman central role in the revitalisation of said. Bats Theatre Ltd, whose board she Ms Spackman’s career blends served on for 12 years, from 2002 her creative background in theatre to 2014. and film with her more analytical Working on the Bats was one background in law and linguistics. of the crowning moments of her She serves on the Board of Direc- career, Ms Spackman said. tors of Screenrights Australia and “Opening the new Bats in its has served six years on the Screen beautiful newly refurbished buildProduction and Development ing was a super highlight for me. Association of New Zealand, both Enerlogic is a revolutionary glass insulation “It’s such a great facility for the film that lives up to its name; logic community, practitioners and audiorganisations whichit applies combine to energy to ensure efficiency and ences. It’s made a real difference to policy and lawmaximum and the arts. protection you and your family. Ms for Spackman has dedicated people,” she said. herself creatingwindows? opportunities Sick of poorlytoinsulated Wishfor you’d Ms Spackman was recognised for artists, working in education gone other for double-glazed? Enerlogic is proven toher work with the Bats, receiving opening newperformance spaces. have and the same thermal to that the Arts and Culture Award in the “I love creating safeorand of standard double-glazing LowwelcomE Glass, but2015 Westpac Women of Influence costsing a fraction the price that you would spacesoffor people to create and payAwards.

She is not close to done yet; after celebrating this latest honour with a glass of champagne, Ms Spackman plans to continue her work with the Gibson Group, a screen and visitor experience production company where she is the Chief Executive and a shareholder, and with Education New Zealand. “Right now I’m concentrating on making the Gibson Group as strong as it can be, and I’m also really enjoying my work with Education New Zealand.”

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Victoria Spackman has been appointed an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit. PHOTO CREDIT: Supplied.

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