Dame Anne Salmond
Dame Anne Salmond is a distinguished Professor of Maori and Pacific history and anthropology at the University of Auckland. While serving as the Pro Vice Chancellor (Equal Opportunities), she sponsored the Starpath project, with the aim to enhance educational achievement for low income Maori and Pacific students.
She is also Vice President of the Royal Society of New Zealand and Chairperson of the Longbush Ecological Trust, an organisation dedicated to restoring the Waimata River in Gisborne with native plants and animals, and creating a place where people can enjoy ecological adventures.
Dame Anne received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non Fiction in 2004 and was named Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of the Humanities in 2007. She was also named Dame Commander of the British Empire for Services to New Zealand History in 1995; Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1990; Foreign Associate of the American National Academy of Sciences for Excellence in Scientific Research; Fellow of the British Academy; and Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Literature and the Maori people.