Dame Rosie Horton DNZM, QSO, QSM

Dame Rosemary Horton DNZM QSO QSM is a philanthropist and mentor for New Zealand charities.

Her passion and focus, over 40 years, has been women and children.

Founding Chairman of the following: Friends of Aotea Trust, The Aotea Centre Performing Arts Trust,  Friends of Starship and Trustee of the Starship Foundation.  Chairman of NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and Chairman or Trustee of numerous other charitable organisations too many to mention.

In 2011 she  became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to philanthropy.  In She was named EY ASB Social Entrepreneur 2013.  Other awards include the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, the Mayors Living Legend Award in Auckland, Distinguished Citizen of Auckland Award and The Catherine Variety Sheridon Award from the children’s charity Variety. The Henry A Rosso Award for Ethical Fundraising.

She is currently Patron Starship Foundation, Patron Breast Cancer Foundation, Patron Rautakauri Music Therapy Trust, Patron World Child Cancer, Patron Yellow Belle for NZ Women’s Refuge, Patron of Abbeyfield NZ, Trustee of the Athlae Lyon Starship Research Trust,Ambassador Macular Degeneration, and Ambassador for the The University of Auckland’s Centre of Brain Research.