William Pike is a well-known Kiwi, sought-after speaker and a role model to youth nationally and internationally. He is the director of the popular nationwide youth development programme called the William Pike Challenge Award. William spent many years developing his passion for exploration and the outdoors. In 2007 he was on Mt Ruapehu during a volcanic eruption and he was injured, which resulted in him losing his right leg below the knee. William has gone on to inspire others through the formation of the William Pike Challenge Award, which runs in more than 50 schools nationwide. By participating in the programme youth become more resilient, confident and connected with their community (williampike.co.nz).
William is very experienced in the outdoors and adventure space. He is passionate about sharing his love of exploration and is keen to inspire the next generation of young New Zealanders to explore and look after their world. He regularly delivers presentations as a keynote speaker in a variety of industries and has published an autobiography called ‘Every Day’s a Good Day’. He was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Young New Zealander of the Year Awards and is a qualified primary school teacher. Visit William’s website and learn more here.