Snapshots 2014

Class of 2014

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The Mana Moana Experience Alumni: 2018

Andy Long
Area Manager - North Wales,  Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Skills offered: Change management; organisational development; strategic planning; mentoring; governance.
Location: Wales

Cheryl Ingram-Clark
Care Home Manager, Bupa Care Services

Skills offered: Professional supervision; nursing education; academic mentoring; professional development; new graduate support and development.
Current community involvement: Local Advisory Committee, Waiariki Polytechnic; Honorary Teaching Fellow at University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Nursing; New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses; New Zealand Nurses Organisation; Associate member of Nurses Executives New Zealand; New Zealand Nurses Organisation Nurse Managers section.
Location: Taupo

Clare Fearnley
Ambassador, New Zealand Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Skills offered: Facilitation; governance; mentoring; international relation; trade policy/market access; public speaking.
Current community involvement: Board Member, Kia Maia International Student Hostel; Public sector mentoring.
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Darren Mason
CEO, Northpower Fibre

Skills offered: Governance; strategic planning; marketing and sales; relationship management; project and risk management; community engagement.
Current community involvement: Coach and junior referee to Northland Soccer; Member of Whangarei Economic Development Group, Northland Digital Leadership Forum and Taitokerau Education Trust.
Location: Whangarei 

Darrin Brinsden
Consultant, United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Skills offered: Governance; facilitation; transformation; mentoring; organisation culture alignment; strategic planning; technology.
Current community involvement: Past Treasurer, The Federation of the Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools of Aotearoa New Zealand, Achieve 2B Trust and The Rudolf Steiner Schools Trust
Location: Amman, Jordan

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Dena Kennedy
Associate Producer, The Inland Road

Skills offered: Youth leadership development; mentoring; filming; editing; writing.
Location: Australia

Eddy Royal
Co-Founder, Director, Planner, Believe, Doer, Curative NZ

Skills offered: Social marketing and communication; strategic planning; design thinking and facilitation; project management; mentoring; public speaking.
Current community involvement: Working across a number of community initiatives with a focus on equal rights, improving wellbeing, youth development and harm reduction. Board member for Rising Voices Youth Poetry Trust. 
Location: Auckland

Elizabeth McNaughton
Director, McNaughton & Wills Limited; International Programme – Strategy & Design Consultant, New Zealand Red Cross

Skills offered: Strategic planning; community engagement; leadership development; public speaking; disaster risk management.
Current community involvement: Board member, YMCA Greater Wellington.
Location: Wellington

Grace Ryu
Operations Manager, Asian Health Services, Waitemata District Health Board

Skills offered: Facilitation; governance; community engagement; leadership development; coaching.
Current community involvement: NZ Police: Waitemata District - Ethnic Reference Group; Ethnic Women's Leaderhip Network; English Language Partners - Advisory Board.
Location: Auckland

Hamish Campbell


Jamie Munro
Partner, KPMG

Skills offered: Financial, commercial and project management; strategic planning; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Local sporting groups and organisations.
Location: Auckland

Jane Carruthers

Skills offered: Marketing; sales; communications; PR; event planning; project management; relationship management; mentoring.
Current community involvement: YWCA mentor.
Location: Australia


Jason Gray
Airfield & Terminal Services Manager, Auckland Airport

Skills offered: Governance; project management; training; coaching.
Location: Auckland

Jeanie Robinson

Skills offered: Change management; people development; leadership; coaching.
Location: Wellington

Jerome Partington
Sustainability Manager & Senior Associate, Jasmax; Transformational Change Agent

Skills offered: Strategic planning; public speaking; restorative design; sustainability advocate.
Current community involvement: Senior Advisor and board member of The Natural Step NZ; Chair of Living Futures Collaborative NZ; Board member for Living Future Institute Australia; Trustee and school coach for Envirochallenge; Trustee of Environmental Choice NZ; mentoring and supporting young people engaged in design and built environment.
Location: Auckland

John Mauro
Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council

Skills offered: Strategic planning; policy development; organisational development; relationship management.
Current community involvement: Working with NGOs on strategic direction setting; volunteer work in my neighbourhood. 
Location: Auckland

John Skurr
General Manager - Sales (NZ), Alliance Meats

Skills offered: Change management; project management; sales; strategic planning; people development.
Location: Christchurch

Julian Hughes
General Manager - Strategy & Risk

Skills offered: Leadership development; facilitation; strategic planning; mentoring; relationship management.
Current community involvement: Member, Board of Trustees, Mahinawa Specialist School and Resource Centre.
Location: Wellington

Kaye-Maree Dunn
Director, Making Everything Achievable

Skills offered: Facilitation; end-to-end project management; programme and organisation audit; strategy development; master of ceremonies (MC); funding and sponsorship acquisition.
Current community involvement: Co-chair, Wellington Maori Komiti; Secretary, Wellington District Maori Council; Wellington Representative on the NZ Maori Council; Trustee, Te Paepae Arahi (Maori Mental Health Organisation); Advisor, Grow Aotearoa; Member, Enspiral.
Location: Wainuiomata & Te Whanganui a Tara - Wellington

Lisa Ward
General Manager - Queensland Operations, Trade and Investment Queensland

Skills offered: Relationship management; community engagement; strategic planning; project and programme management; people management and development.
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Maria Henry
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, mClass and Porirua Language Project

Skills offered: Project management; research; training; community engagement; I'm pretty handy at building houses too!
Current community involvement: Teaching English to refugees/migrants; heading to Zambia as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in November.
Location: Kapiti and Wellington and wherever Habitat takes me.

Mark Stephen
Chief Transformation & Technology Officer, Kiwibank

Skills offered: Governance; change and transformation leadership; financial; sales leadership; mentoring; relationship management; people development; strategy development.
Location: Wellington

Mina Mathieson
Media Producer & Director, m3media

Skills offered: Creative conscious communication in broadcasting; publishing; multimedia; transmedia; creative conceptualisation and development; marketing; event planning; community engagement; mentorship; development across varied sectors; Te Reo Maori language revitalisation.
Current community involvement: Te Reo o Taranaki Trust (Taranaki Reo revitalisation); volunteer, WOMAD and Splore; industry consultant; Nga Aho Whaakari (Maori in Film and Television).
Location: Central Auckland

Nicholas Ruane
Research Analyst, Ministry of Social Development

Skills offered: Governance; strategic planning; change management; planning; goal realisation. 
Current community involvement: Board deputy chair, Hutt Valley Disable Resources Trust.
Location: Wellington

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Nicola Brehaut
Interim Funding Manager, Foundation North

Skills offered: Strategic planning; change management; HR; organisational development; community development.
Current community involvement: Trustee, Nga Tangata Microfinance; Trustee, Waipuna Puawai.
Location: Auckland

Repeka Lelaulu
Real Estate Agent, Barfoot & Thompson

Skills offered: Community engagement; mentoring; people development; coaching; property investments.
Current community involvement: Board of Trustees, Pacific Business Trust; President, Auckland Central branch of P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A; Trustee, St Joseph's School, Grey Lynn; Board Member, Grey Lynn Business Association.
Location: Auckland

Sally Babington
Service Design, Ministry of Justice

Skills offered: Service design/customer experience design; leading change; setting up new teams; governance; relationship management; project delivery.
Current community involvement: Director, Victoria University bookshop; Gamelan community music group.
Location: Wellington

Sara Jones
Freelance Consultant

Skills offered: Change management & governance; marketing & PR; organisational review & development; strategic planning; people development.
Current community involvement: I am currently looking for creative arts or visual based opportunities.
Location: United Kingdom

Seren Wilson
Director, Talent Solutions

Skills offered: HR - particularly recruitment and talent development; project management; strategic  planning; mentoring; governance.
Current community involvement: Board Member, New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE).
Location: Auckland

Shem Tatupu
Principal Director, EROS Design Group; Sport Development Manager, Moneta Sport

Skills offered: Educator; cultural alignment; international sports development; facilitator; strategic planning; leadership development; relationship management; financial capabilities; community engagement.
Current community involvement: Local NGO and community health projects.
Location: Auckland and International.

Tania Pene
Hapu Development Coordinator - Natural Resource Management, Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Skills offered: Community engagement; information brokerage; mentoring; governance; facilitation; planning and strategic planning; policy development.
Current community development: Elected member, Board of Trustees for my local marae; Co-chair, Mangere Catchment Group, leading portfolios governance and management including environmental management, river restoration and water quality projects.
Location: Kaikohe

Thomas Dibley
Manager, Government, Board and Executive, Earthquake Commission (EQC)

Skills offered: Governance; strategic planning; policy development.
Current community involvement: Chair of the Kid's Environmental ECE Centre governance committee.
Location: Wellington

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Travis McGrath
Chief Financial Officer, Energy Works

Skills offered: Financial; mentoring; process improvement; governance; communications; change management; risk management.
Current community involvement: Football coach; Auckland Football Federation Club Based Referee; Neonatal Trust volunteer.
Location: New Plymouth & Auckland

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