An influential leader who acts with humility and passion, youth award finalist, James Sutherland, of Alexandra, is involved in a diversity of youth and community activities that benefit others.
A Dunstan High School year 13 student, James is proactive and positive in supporting youth. He is on the national board of Sticks’ n’ Stones, a founding member of the reformed Central Otago Youth Council, a senior leader and treasurer on the Otago Suicide Prevention Trust and a Young National party representative.
James is on the school council and involved in inter-house sporting activities, debating, social studies quizzes, the Environment Group and the formal and after-party ball committees. He is a senior librarian and contributed nationally to the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) and served on the Alexandra Blossom Festival Committee.
James’s style is collaborative, humble and encouraging. Committed to local and global issues, he is a big picture thinker determined to make the world a better place.