Lieutenant Commander Kerry Tutty wins the Sir Peter Blake Leadership award. Photo credit: Brendon O'Hagan
June 17 2017
Lieutenant Commander Kerry Tutty has won the Sir Peter Blake Leadership award at Government House last night.
The award recognised LTCDR Tutty as a highly-respected leader in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) for more than three decades.
LTCDR Tutty, who has seen operational service in Iraq, Kosovo and Timor-Leste, has been the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s operational base since 2016.
During the RNZN’s 75th anniversary celebrations last year LTCDR Tutty and her team looked after visiting ships from 12 nations.
When the Kaikoura earthquake struck during those celebrations she and her team worked to deliver the change in plans to assist with the emergency response.
LTCDR Tutty is also a national representative athlete and volunteer sports coach.
LTCDR Tutty attended St Kevin’s College in Oamaru, then joined the New Zealand Defence Force as a paramedic. Following commissioning as an officer she spent time training new recruits and was then Deputy Director of Naval Health for seven years.