Snapshots 2012

Class of 2012

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The Mana Moana Experience Alumni: 2018


Adam Cooper
Director, Creative Leadership

Skills offered: Strategy development; facilitation; coaching. 
Current community involvement: Coaching and mentoring of young professionals in the public and social profit sectors. 
Location: Wellington


Anaru Marshall
Chief Executive, WISE Better Homes

Skills offered: Leadership; developing relationships with new and existing stakeholders and partners; developing businesses and our people; delivering strategic vision; financial management of our businesses. 
Current community involvement:  Chair of a Maori land trust.
Location: New Plymouth, Taranaki, King Country, Whanganui

Andrew Sharp
CEO, Bobux International

Skills offered: International business / exporting; sales; marketing; mentorship; governance; strategy; entrepreneurship. 
Current community involvement: Founder, Waterfall Foundation. 
Location: Auckland


Angela Green 
Programme Manager, Auckland Arts Festival

Skills offered: Creative thinking and problem solving; out-of-the-box strategy; matching business/corporates with creative thinkers or initiatives; event management and production; grant writing. 
Current community involvement: Mentoring emerging arts companies and producers; youth mentoring. 
Location: Auckland

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Anil Chandra Varma
Manager Airfield & Emergency Operations, Auckland Airport

Skills offered: Mentoring; leadership; safety and risk management; negotiations; engineering; strategic planning; people development; facilitation. 
Current community involvement: Refugee Angel; Chairperson, Education of First Trust.
Location: Auckland


Bernie Grant 
Principal Staff Officer, Army, New Zealand Defence Force 

Skills offered: Mentoring; initial network contact within New Zealand Defence Force; people management; strategy to cope with those tough conversations that need to be had. 
Current community involvement: Upper Hutt Time Bank; Skylight Trust.
Location: Wellington


Claire Balfour
Yoga Teacher, Enabled Yoga

Skills offered: Speech-Language therapy assessment for communication and swallowing disorders; communication confidence coaching for presentation skills and public speaking; NLP master practitioner.  
Current community involvement: Mentor for YWCA Future Leaders programme; Forgotten Felines volunteer.  
Location: Edinburgh


Claire Teal
Fulltime Mum

Skills offered: Volunteerism & working with volunteers; leadership & governance in the community and voluntary sector; facilitation & public speaking; workshop design & delivery; strategic planning; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Committee member, Fertility NZ Wellington; playcentre; Tuakana Mentoring Programme.
Location: Wellington


Carol Bellette
General Manager - Finance and Commercial

Skills offered: Governance; financial and commercial expertise; strategic planning; risk management and mentoring. 
Current community involvement: Board member, Family Planning Council; Chair, Christchurch Early Intervention Trust; board member Cathedral Grammar School.
Location: Christchurch


Christopher Northmore
Manager, James Henry

Skills offered: Entrepreneurial and strategic thinking. 
Current community involvement: Board Member, Australasian Timber Flooring Association. 
Location: Wellington


Dion Blundell
Vicar, Papakura Parish, Anglican Diocese of Auckland  

Skills offered: Grass-roots connections; spiritual direction; community overview. 
Current community involvement: Board member, Papakura Normal.
Location: Papakura, Auckland


Duncan Fletcher
Lower North Island Regional Manager, PGG Wrightson 

Skills offered: Strategic and business planning; change management; people management; agricultural systems; strategy development. 
Current community involvement: Board member, Pukaha Mount Bruce. 
Location: Wairarapa


Ewen Anderson
Investment Manager, NEXT Foundation

Skills offered: Broad commercial experience including skills in: strategy; financial analysis; general commercial analysis/problem solving; diverse stakeholder communication and relationship building; negotiation; project management.
Current community involvement: Grey Lynn Primary School Board of Trustees.
Location: Auckland


Fenella Gray
Treasury and Financial Markets Compliance Manager, Kiwibn

Skills offered: Mentoring; planning; financial management; governance; process change.
Current community involvement: Mentoring young professionals.
Location: Wellington


Fiona Allan
Chief Executive, Paralympics New Zealand 

Skills offered: Strategic planning in the not for profit sector; leading teams; partnership collaboration.
Current community involvement: Board member and secretary general of Oceania Paralympic Committee. 
Location: Auckland


Fiona Davies
Regional Manager, Northpower  

Skills offered: People management; facilitation; education.
Current community involvement: Executive committee for sports club.
Location: Whangarei


Graham Cameron
Studying for a Master of Theology, University of Otago

Skills offered: Community development; youth work; fundraising; strategic planning; Tikanga Maori; Te Reo Maori.  
Current community involvement: Board member, Ngati Ranginui Iwi Inc; chair, Poututerangi Marae; whanau member, Te Kura Kokiri; whanau member, Te Kohanga Reo o Te Akau. 
Location: Tauranga


Jon Neal
Regional Manager Leaf Projects, PMI Asia Leaf 

Skills offered: Strategy; planning; leadership; facilitating change management. I enjoy working with and developing high performing teams to deliver and maximise performance. 
Current community involvement: Coach for my son’s soccer team; active volunteer at my children’s school. 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia


Julian Inch
Business Development Consultant

Skills offered: Business development; strategy; new business ventures; building performance culture; collective engagement and decision-making approaches; transformational change; purposeful change management; performance management and accountability; project and programme management; mentoring and coaching in running a SME in public sector; health and central government knowledge and experience. 
Current community involvement: Director, Action Indoor Sports; board member, Enviroschools Foundation; assisting local school and children’s sporting groups; interest in disability issues. 
Location: Wellington


Linda Vagana
General Manager, Duffy Books in Homes

Skills offered: Understanding of not-for-profit; management of youth initiatives; primary and ECE sector; sport sector; stakeholder relationship management. 
Current community involvement: Board member, Sport Waitakere; Board member, Westy Trust; Trustee, North Shore Pasifika Youth; North Shore Pasifika Festival; Samoa sports. 
Location: Auckland


Lydia Sosene
Chair, Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Auckland Council; Out of Parliament Support, Parliamentary Services

Skills offered: Governance; operation and business management; mentoring and coaching; strategy and planning; organisational wellbeing; networking and relationship building; project management; policy analysis and review; advocacy; Samoan interpreter and translator; communication; event coordination and management; parent volunteer for various schools; community and sports fundraising projects. 
Current community involvement: Congregational Christian Church of Samoa EFKS Grey Lynn member; Sunday school teacher and youth volunteer; Rise Up Trust life member; board member (Pasifika) Mt Albert Grammar School; board member, Mangere Community Law Centre.
Location: Auckland


Makerita Makapelu
Team Leader, Wesley Community Action 

Skills offered: Governance; entrepreneurship; community engagement; strategic thinking. 
Current community involvement: Running a community social service. 
Location: Wellington


Mike Playle
Policy Manager, Accident Compensation Corporation 

Skills offered: Policy development; coaching; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Group fitness instructor at community gym. 
Location: Wellington


Murray Wu
Strategy Consultant

Skills offered: Strategy formulation; strategy management; business model development; quality and process improvement; corporate responsibility. 
Current community involvement: Board member, Wesley Community Action.
Location: Wellington


Philip Patston
Managing Director, Diversity New Zealand

Skills offered: Consulting in social innovation; strategic thinking; creative thinking; coaching and mentoring; organisational and people development; diversity leadership; leadership development; group facilitation; speaking; communications and social media.
Current community involvement: Patron, Rainbow Youth; facilitating diversity conversations in schools; informal mentoring; arts access advocacy. 
Location: Auckland


Rachel Noble
Director, Ennoble

Skills offered: Deaf/disability lens; cultural facilitation; strategic development promoting attitudinal and environmental inclusive practices. 
Current community involvement: Deaf community; disability community. 
Location: Wellington


Rachel Prebble  

Skills offered: Museum learning; volunteer involvement; community involvement. 
Current community involvement: Working with NZ Japan Society of Auckland Inc on the upcoming Taste of Japan event; working on The Expert Sessions programme at AWMM.
Location: Auckland


Richard Kibblewhite 
Director/Company Owner, Splashzone Ltd and ECF Ltd

Skills offered: Business development.
Current community involvement: Ship Wreck Relief Society.
Location: Wairarapa


Robert Wikaira
General Manager, etag now

Skills offered: Team leadership; business change management; strategy; SLA management; project/programme management practitioner (Prince2); Six Sigma/Lean; IT management, IT governance; ITIL – service operation/design/strategy/transition and continual service improvement. 
Location: Australia


Sarah Hipkiss  

Skills offered: Accounting; audit; risk management; mentoring. 
Current community involvement: “Women in business” mentoring of students at University of Auckland business school. 
Location: Auckland


Tony Catton
Property Development Executive, Foodstuffs  

Skills offered: Property development; asset management; strategic analysis; planning and implementation.  
Current community involvement: Coach of junior rugby and cricket. 
Location: Auckland


Tracey Lonergan

Skills offered: Customer focused leadership; uniting teams in a common direction; ability to see a job through to completion. 
Location: Auckland


Zechariah Reuelu

Skills offered: Ethnic communications; business development; youth development; community led development. 
Current community involvement: Pacific communities; local community initiatives.
Location: Wellington

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