A Rotorua man is to share his leadership journey as a member of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team.

Led by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, a 300-strong Dream Team of leaders will speak to classrooms throughout New Zealand in a bid to inspire young Kiwis to 'dare dream do' - the theme of this year's Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week.

The Governor-General became involved with the initiative because he wanted to encourage New Zealand's youth to "dream big, dream often and go after their dreams". Rotorua's Eugene Berryman-Kamp will be talking to John Paul College students on Tuesday about his own personal journey as a project manager for the Lakes District Health Board, what he has learnt during his career, the importance of setting goals and having the drive and determination to achieve your dreams. He is joined in the Dream Team by other high-profile leaders, including Lady Pippa Blake, television psychologist Nigel Latta, world leading scientist Sir Ray Avery, TVNZ Breakfast presenters Rawdon Christie and Toni Street, sporting greats Hamish Carter and Beatrice Faumuina and a wide-ranging list of New Zealand scientists, adventurers, chief executives and business leaders, politicians and community champions.

Sir Peter Blake Trust chief executive Shelley Campbell said the response to the initiative had been amazing, with the email invitation to join the Dream Team "going viral" among leadership networks. More than 10,000 students will have the opportunity to be inspired by great Kiwi leaders.


Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week concludes with Red Socks Day on Friday.

For more information see www.sirpeterblaketrust.org