Hannah Liddell

The Trustees of the Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 scholarship is Hannah Liddell.

Hannah completed her engineering degree at University of Canterbury with first class Honors.  Since 2016 she has been actively pursuing her passion of enviromental considerations in her role at Beca.

During her time at Beca, Hannah was involved in many projects showcasing her leadership in sustainability initiatives. Hannah will be focussing her studies towards developing the businsss case for environmental sustainability and hopes to return to New Zealand to start her own consultancy after gaining experience in that role overseas.

Hannah is currently studying at the University of Cambridge.  Below is an update from Hannah about her first three months of her MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School.

“Arriving in Cambridge was an experience like no other. After 36 hours of travel I step off the bus and onto Kings Parade. The bus pulls away exposing from behind it the magnificent Kings College Chapel. Suddenly I’m no longer tired. I set off, bags in tow, for my college – St Catharine’s. Walking down the street I noted the dates on the buildings I passed, the newest of which was built in 1675. I stop to check the map and notice above me a modest plaque paying tribute to Alan Turing, a Cambridge Alum. A professor and a student walk by me deep in conversation, both wearing academic gowns and furrowed brows. I arrive at St Catharine’s with its welcoming and uncharacteristic open court, and pause for a moment to take it all in. This historic haven of academia would be my home for the next year as I pursue an MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School.”