GUY RYAN

CEO & Founder of Inspiring Stories and Festival for the Future, former Young New Zealander of the Year (2015)


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Guy is the CEO and Founder of Inspiring Stories, building a movement of young New Zealanders to change the world. Guy and the team have built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships, and supported more than 6,000 Kiwis to unleash their potential.

Guy was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015, and has spoken internationally and at home to more than 20,000 people.

Guy set up all of the core programmes at Inspiring Stories, which include Festival for the Future, the Live the Dream programme developing New Zealand’s young social entrepreneurs develop their ventures, Future Leaders – backing young people in rural and provincial communities to make a difference in their backyard, and the national film competition Making a Difference.