REFLECTING THE ESSENCE OF LEXUS
These great ambassadors represent the Lexus brand and all that it embodies. They are highly successful in their individual fields and exemplify the many qualities that reflect the essence of Lexus’s artistic and achievement ideals.
New Zealand-born fashion designer Karen Walker’s creations feature regularly in New York Fashion Week. The label is best known for collections that are original, unpretentious and always optimistic.
In addition to women’s wear, there is also Karen Walker Jewellery, Karen Walker Eyewear, Karen Walker Homeware, Karen Walker Paints, a diffusion line called “Hi There from Karen Walker” and a series of collaborations including “Beau Coops” for Karen Walker footwear and children’s wear with UNIQLO.
Karen Walker products are available in over 30 countries and 200 cities worldwide. Her collections can be found in specialty shops, department stores and leading online boutiques. There are also five Karen Walker flagship stores in New Zealand.
Lexus Ambassador Sachie Nomura is New Zealand’s most admired pan-Asian cuisine chef. Her cooking school Sachie’s Kitchen is the number one rated and most-awarded cooking school in Australasia and is the Executive Chef for iconic winery Cloudy Bay’s cellar door restaurants in Marlborough and Central Otago.
In her spare time, Sachie spends her time travelling through Asia hunting new recipes, presenting on TV, writing books, contributing to magazines and imagining new recipes. Sachie has taken many of our guests of culinary journeys with thoughtfully composed Japanese flavours starring New Zealand ingredients of the highest quality.
Established in 2011 by Simon James and Scott Bridgens, Resident is a globally focused design company from New Zealand, committed to the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality furniture and lighting. Resident creates products that add value to the places where people live, work and play.
From warehouses in Auckland, London and Los Angeles, Resident distributes through a worldwide network of retail partners. Resident – Progressive, Innovative, Timeless.
To learn more, visit www.resident.co.nz
THE MALAGHAN INSTITUTE
The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading independent medical research institute focused on finding progressive treatments for diseases including cancer, asthma and allergies.
Their scientists believe the key to treating disease lies within our immune system, the body's own natural defence against infection and illness. While their primary focus is cancer, asthma and allergy, by working closely with an extensive network of researchers, clinicians and community representatives, they are able to apply their expertise in immunology to where it is needed most. Their goal is to deliver medical research discoveries that will improve the health and well-being of all New Zealanders.
To learn more, visit www.malaghan.org.nz
Despite leaving school at 15 with no qualifications, Murray Thom became Managing Director of CBS Records New Zealand at 23, the youngest Managing Director of that group in the world.
With a strong desire to be self-employed he left the corporate life 23 years ago to “have a go” on his own. Murray’s boutique music company, Thom Music, has also enjoyed great success including the “Great NZ Songbook”.
Regarded as one of New Zealand’s top entrepreneurs, he also established personalized plates in New Zealand. Murray has been an ambassador for Lexus New Zealand since 2005.