Snapshots 2009

Class of 2009

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The Mana Moana Experience Alumni: 2018

Adrian Wimmers
Partner, KPMG

Skills offered: Governance; interface between public/private and NFP sectors; financial/commercial/financing skills; performance measurement and improvement; public/private partnership specialist. 
Current community involvement: Trustee, Inspiring Stories Trust; member, Komiti Pasifika, Victoria University of Wellington; Pro bono board advisor, Leadership NZ.
Location: Wellington

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Andrew McKenzie
PAK’nSAVE Group Manager, Foodstuffs North Island

Skills offered: Retail; operations management; strategic planning; leadership development. 
Current community involvement: Assisting with kids’ sports club and local school and kindy work.
Location: Auckland


Beth Houston
Senior Vice President, New Zealand Labour Party

Skills offered: Fundraising; marketing; public relations; workshop facilitation. 
Current community involvement: Wellington Women’s Boarding House; New Zealand Labour Party
Location: Wellington


Bruce Cullen
Executive General Manager - Strategy & Risk, Downer New Zealand  

Skills offered: Governance; board; project management; general management; engineering.
Location: Auckland


Cheryl Gall 
National Manager, Operational Capability Development,
Accident Compensation Corporation 

Skills offered: Rehabilitation and case management expertise; leadership development; mentoring and project management. 
Location: Wellington


Chris Martin
Director, Xpanda Security 

Skills offered: Strategy planning and execution; financial performance management and measurement; operational efficiency; governance. 
Current community involvement: Member of three security associations.  
Location: Auckland


Christian Penny
Leader, Coach Accelerator Programme, High Performance Sport New Zealand

Skills offered: Direction; facilitation; group work. 
Current community involvement:  Mentor and leader of development projects in the theatre and related arts.  
Location: Wellington 

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Clive Jones  
General Manager Strategy and Insight, Education New Zealand

Skills offered: Leadership; change management; international education leadership; technology governance; higher education leadership.
Location: Wellington and Christchurch


Cyril Howard
Maori Strategy Manager, Foundation North

Skills offered: Funding advice across all sectors of community; Iwi/Hapu/Whanau & general community leadership; strategic development, planning, implementation & delivery; capacity & capability identification, development & support; strategic & stakeholder relationship development & maintenance; sporting club leadership, development & coaching.
Current community involvement: Involved in Marae, Hapu & Whanau development & support; vice chair, Te Manawanui Charitable Trust.
Location: Auckland

Edward Cook
Head of Sales and Marketing, The Challenge Network 

Skills offered: Organisational management; facilitation; public speaking; sales; marketing; growing an organisation; not-for-profit leadership.
Current community involvement: Facilitating social integration in the UK by recruiting 50,000 16-17-year-olds from a full range of the communities they come from onto a residential programme - National Citizen Service.
Location: London, United Kingdom


George Riley
Manager Maori Economic Development, Northland Inc

Skills offered: Facilitation; planning; advocacy; compliance; financial literacy; project management.
Current community involvement: Trustee and Tupuna Whanau Rep Te Tii B3 Ahu Whenua Trust; trustee Leadership NZ.
Location: Whangarei, Kaitaia


Grant Bunting 
Chief Executive Officer, Seedlands Ltd, Grainstore Ltd, Farmers Mill Ltd

Skills offered: Executive management; strategy; market development; change management. 
Current community involvement: Trustee Jumpstart Charitable Trust.
Location: Timaru

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Iulia Leilua
Director, Brown Pages

Skills offered: Māori and Pacific communications and engagement, media services, coaching, online academy, data insights and communications auditing.
Current community involvement: Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust, AUT School of Communications Advisory Board, St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College alumni, Arts Regional Trust Creative Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
Location: Auckland, Taumarunui, Pacific region


Jacqui Cleland

Skills offered: Human resource management; organisational development; leadership development; coaching. 
Current community involvement: Manager (and supporter) for son’s sports teams. 
Location: Wellington


Jason Greene 
Grower Manager, Turners & Growers Covered Crops NZ

Skills offered: Horticultural operations management; agricultural recourse management; intensive horticultural production management.
Current community involvement: Encouraging the younger generation into our primary horticultural business, with a focus on production sector. 
Location: Pukekohe


Juanita de Senna 
Strategic Broker, Auckland Council

Skills offered: Governance and board experience; cultural competency; change management and policy; project management group facilitation (focus groups); bicultural training. 
Current community involvement: RWC volunteer – VIP Host; board member Programme Waitakere Trauma and Abuse Counselling Services (WATCS); Chair Nga Mahi Kia Tupato o Tamaki-makaurau (Auckland Maori Injury Prevention Coalition). 
Location: Auckland


Karen Giles
Ngati Hine Health Trust

Skills offered: Advice for NFP groups and small business, including HR, policies & procedures, accounting advice and support; project management; business cases and management support. 
Current community involvement: Voluntary Marae Committee role – Treasurer. 
Location: Whangarei


Karam Meuli
Programme Co-ordinator, Mahitahi Trust 

Skills offered: Innovation; personal development; group facilitation. 
Current community involvement: Shambhala Meditation Centre.
Location: Auckland


Saunoamaali’i Dr. Karanina Sumeo
Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Human Rights Commission

Current community involvement: Samoan Congregational Christian Church – Grey Lynn.
Location: Auckland

Lynette Adams
Chief Executive, Sport Waitakere 

Skills offered: Sport and recreation; not for profit governance; general management; organisational development and strategy; community development; leadership and collaboration. 
Current community involvement: Chair, Waitakere Regional Hockey Turf Trust; Junior Hockey Committee.
Location: Auckland

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Mark Dunlop
Principal Consultant, M V Consultants  

Skills offered: Governance advice and board roles; business strategy development and facilitation; organisational alignment; leadership development; senior executive and management performance coaching; supply chain excellence.
Current community involvement: Mentor, First Foundation.  
Location: Auckland

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Michelle Quirk
Head of Executive Office, Herbert Smith Freehills

Skills offered: Corporate; professional services; not-for-profit strategy (including strategic review); business transformation; board/CEO advisory. 
Location: London, United Kingdom

Michelle Wessing  

Skills offered: Mentoring; change management (transformation & step change).
Current community involvement: Volunteer at a number of not for profits including Red Cross.
Location: Wellington

Rachel Wotten
Technology Executive, Hewlett-Packard NZ; CEO, Wonderful Works - Global Health Services Company

Skills offered: Business development management; consultative selling; sales strategy; account management; customer relationship management; coaching teams; wellbeing coaching.
Current community involvement: Wonderful Works, Wellbeing Coaching; presentations, workshops and individual sessions to various Community organisations and individuals. 
Location: Auckland


Richard Vialoux 
Vicar, Anglican Parish of Mount Maunganui

Skills offered: Conflict resolution pastoral care; project management; community building.
Current community involvement: Member of the St Mary’s Child Care Board; Member of Growing through Grief Tauranga Committee; Volunteer Radio Operator at the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard
Location: Mount Maunganui


Sapna Samant 
Creative Head/Company Director, Holy Cow Media; GP, Cornwall Medical Centre

Skills offered: Creative writing; storytelling; filmmaking; radio production; medical skills. 
Current community involvement: Considerable community involvement through GP role.
Location: Auckland


Simon Hepburn

Skills offered: Budgeting; financial reporting; operations management and general management. 
Location: Tauranga


Stephen Hollands
Coach, Ministry Of Justice

Skills offered: Leadership; operational management; individual coaching and mentoring programmes; certified disability management professional. 
Current community involvement: Volunteer with Refugee Services NZ; member New Zealand Forest & Bird Society. 
Location: Wellington


Tama Potaka 
The NZ Super Fund

Skills offered: Strategic planning; project management; facilitation; governance; organisational development/ review; board development; legal advice; event management. 
Current community involvement: Co-chair, Maori Law Society. 
Location: Hamilton


Tony Te Au
Chief Operating Officer, Revolution Roofing

Skills offered: Strategy – commercial and financial. 
Current community involvement: Chair, Te Waipuna Puawai Mercy Oasis
Location: Auckland

Tracy Voice 
CIO/Director Business Technology and Information Services, Ministry for Primary Industries

Skills offered: Strategy; leadership development; information technology implementations; operations; project management; process management. 
Current community involvement: Board member of Wairarapa Trinity Schools; Cub Leader in Scouting NZ. 
Location: Wellington


Yvonne O'Brien
Associate Director National Delivery, Te Wananga O Aotearoa 

Skills offered: Leadership development and mentoring; strategic planning; public speaking; Maori community engagement. 
Current community involvement: Extensive with iwi, tertiary education providers, government agencies and community organisations.
Location: Auckland

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