Class of 2013
Trade Commissioner - West Coast USA, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Skills offered: Facilitation; strategy.
Current community involvement: School; community sports; New Zealanders in the US; homeless charities.
Location: San Francisco, LA
Anahila Lose Kanongata’a-Suisuiki
Lead Advisor, Ministry of Social Development; Host Radio Programme, Radio Tongo O Aotearoa
Skills offered: Strategic; community; relationship.
Current community involvement: Vice-President, New Zealand Tongan Rugby Football Association Inc (Siutaka); Advisor, 'Api Ko Hofoa Incorporated Society; Treasurer, PACIFICA Inc; Committee member, Vaka Fanaua Project.
Location: Tamaki Makaurau
Senior Solicitor, Mangere Community Law Centre; Director, Mangere Law Limited
Skills offered: Legal assistance and advice; mentoring of young lawyers and law students; not for profit assistance and governance.
Current community involvement: Steering committee member, Auckland Disability Law; member, Labour Party; Tamaki LEC; Collegiate Coach, Glendowie Bowling Club.
Coach, Blue Ocean Coaching & Consulting
Skills offered: Coaching & business mentoring; sales leadership; facilitation workshops; training.
Current community involvement: local schools; Fullbright Alumni (Mentor); International Coaching Federation (ICF) Peer Supervision.
Unit Manager, United Nations, Human Rights and Commonwealth (UNHC) division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Skills offered: Organisational skills; strategic planning; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Activities related to the children’s schools.
Skills offered: Relationship management; strategic planning; people management; community engagement.
Current community involvement: Mentoring; volunteering LGBT community.
Procurement & Technical Glasshouse Manager, Turners and Growers
Skills offered: Strategic planning; project management; public speaking; process improvement.
Current community involvement: Committee member, Tomatoes NZ, Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association; member working group, Horticulture NZ Future Focus; Young Vegetable Grower of the Year.
Head of Public Sector Strategy & Relationships, Westpac
Skills offered: Technology planning/advice; sales; marketing; governance.
Current community involvement: School committee; YES coaching; ICT coaching.
Regional Manager Northern, PAE (NZ) Limited
Skills offered: Company leadership and management, strategy, business development, change management, safety culture, lean and mean contracting.
Current community involvement: Trustee, The New Zealand Notable Trees Trust.
Skills offered: Governance; organisational development; coaching; finance; fundraising.
Current community involvement: Community Rotorua Executive Officer; Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Recipient & Speaker;Mahi Tahi Akoranga Trust Secretary; Rotorua Christmas Parade Trustee;
Location: Based in Rotorua, working nationwide
Head of Procurement, Auckland Transport
Skills offered: Governance; commercial; strategy development; lean/six sigma; project management.
Current community involvement: Trustee & Treasurer, Inspiring Communities.
Executive Director, Todd Foundation
Skills offered: Building effective collaborations; strategic philanthropy; supporting community-led change.
Current community involvement: Hutt South Time Bank.
General Manager, Te Runanga-A-Iwi-O-Ngapuhi
Skills offered: Iwi leadership; working in not for profit community; Iwi/Maori led research; building whanau capacity; youth development; health and social service sector.
Current community involvement: Director, Ngapuhi Asset Holding Company; trainer/partner, 405 Fitness Training; volunteer, Kaikohe Te Kohanga Reo, Maori Women’s Welfare League; young women development.
Location: Kaikohe, Ngapuhi
Property Development Business Owner; Board Member; Contracts Funding; CYFs
Skills offered: Governance; coaching; people development; stakeholder engagement; project management.
Current community involvement: Chair, Counties Manukau Basketball; board member Auckland Basketball Services Ltd/Bastekball Pacific; coach, junior basketball.
Location: South Auckland
General Manager Regions/Otago Regional Manager, PGG Wrightson
Skills offered: People management; coaching; financial management; agricultural systems; strategic planning.
Current community involvement: Kids sports - refereeing & coaching.
Deputy Director of Sector Services, Ako Aotearoa
Skills offered: Designing and rolling out authentic NZ-led services; managing contracts and relationships; cross-sectoral and bi-cultural expertise; community and education sector governance and leadership.
Current community involvement: School Board of Trustees, Te Whānau Tūtahi Representative, Wellington East Girls’ College; Mentor, Tuakana Leadership Programme; Mentor, Fulbright NZ emerging leaders’ programme.
Director, FreshFish Limited
Location: Masterton/Wairarapa and Porangahau/Hawkes Bay
Chief Executive, Q Theatre Ltd
Skills offered: Working in collaboration; creative thinking; community engagement; developing young and emerging practitioners; leading change; culture building; fundraising; stakeholder engagement.
Manager Services and Processing, Accident Compensation Corporation
Skills offered: Leadership; governance; change management; performance management; business process improvement; project leadership; staff development and mentoring.
Jay Junior Williams
Creative Director, Phoenix Performing Arts NZ; National Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator, LeVa
Skills offered: Writing; film production; lighting; sound; life coaching; youth leadership & mentoring.
Current community involvement: Suicide prevention.
Skills offered: Writing; research; poetry; analysis; creativity; public speaking; indigenous knowledge development; mental health expertise.
Current community involvement: Public speaking; performing / judging / teaching poetry and writing.
Policy Analyst, Community & Social Policy, Auckland Council
Skills offered: Community group / not-for-profit strategic planning; governance and management; communications; creative thinking; youth leadership development; community engagement; policy/project development and implementation.
Current community involvement: Trustee, McLaren Park Henderson South (MPHS) Community Trust; board member, Titirangi Community House; member, Kohimarama Yacht Club & Murray's Bay Sailing Club; assisting in the running of youth sailing programmes/regattas; volunteer for TEDx.
Location: West Auckland
President, Auckland Area Group, National Programme Convenor,
Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association Inc (PPSEAWA); Account & Administration Officer, Vulcan Steel
Skills offered: Communications; governance; community engagement; organisation development; public speaking.
Current community involvement: Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church; Newton-Cook Islands Group Finance; Cook Islands Women’s group; PPSEAWA; National Council of Women-Auckland Branch.
Manager, Auckland International Airport
Skills offered: Commercial management; financial and economic analysis; regulatory advice; relationship management; strategic planning; governance.
Artistic Director/General Manager, Strike Percussion
General Manager, Downer NZ
Skills offered: Leadership and coaching; leadership mentoring; change management; optimising organisational structures; strategic planning and risk management.
Location: Palmerston North
Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health, Massey University
Skills offered: Coaching; public speaking; people development; facilitation; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Work with national and local organisations and communities around disaster preparedness and recovery.
Skills offered: Change management; leadership and people management; strategic planning; governance.
Current community involvement: Mentoring SMEs; providing mentoring and guidance to mid-level managers; school board.
Location: Wellington and Kapiti Coast