Snapshots 2015

Class of 2015

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The Mana Moana Experience Alumni: 2018

Adam Bevins
National Lead – Asset Management, Downer Limited

Skills offered: Governance; strategic planning; change management.
Location: Whanganui

Dr Ainsleigh Cribb-Su’a

Skills offered: Academic research; governance; operational and people management; clinical supervision; consultation.
Current community involvement: All aspects of my career and research pursuits are community focussed. I am a mother of four very busy Maori /Samoan tamariki. They keep me extremely busy with their various academic, sporting, cultural and personal pursuits. I am the Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board for SPARX - an online therapeutic computer programme that helps youth with depression. My husband and I also participate in various ministries in our church, including community and social service activities.
Location: South Auckland

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Alan Williams
GM Finance & Operations, World Vision New Zealand

Skills offered: Strategy and planning; finance; governance; mentoring.
Current community involvement: Engaged in governance issues for Greenpeace NZ and have a number of mentoring relationships.
Location: Auckland

Andrea McLeod
General Manager, Enliven, Presbyterian Support Northern

Skills offered: Relationship management; people development; coaching; process improvement; strategic planning.
Current community involvement: Chair, Home and Community Health Association.
Location: Auckland

Angela Parquist
Customer Delivery Manager, Waikato District Council

Skills offered: People development; community engagement; leadership development; facilitation; process improvement.
Current community involvement: Community engagement through district wide library initiatives; Alternate Regional Welfare Manager within Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
Location: Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Astrid Andersen

Skills offered: Strategic development; governance; change management; fundraising; marketing.
Current community involvement: Having “inherited” three children, I have been limited in my free time. But 2016 brings an end to the tyranny of business.
Location: Christchurch

Claire Richardson
Chief Operating Officer, Ministry for the Environment

Skills offered: Future thinker who can inspire others; strategic direction setting – can sort through the clutter to the most effective path; leader developer – spots and grows people’s talents; relationship builder – operates with integrity and empathy.
Current community involvement: I have made a commitment throughout my life to contribute to the communities I live and work in. I have been involved with various community organisations such as the Red Cross, Community Prophets and this year I am walking the Auckland half marathon, raising money for the Mental Health Foundation.
Location: Auckland

Dave Norman
General Manager Delivery ONZ, Optimation Group

Skills offered: Change management; sales; facilitation; coaching; relationship management.
Current community involvement: Local sporting and school organisations.
Location: Auckland

David Udy
Principal, WsquareD

Skills offered: Change management; coaching; governance; strategic planning; leadership development; process improvement.
Current community involvement: Supporter of Wellington City Mission, Karori Sanctuary Trust (Zealandia) and Life Flight Trust.
Location: Wellington

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Grant Palmer
Army 2020 Strategic Programme Co-ordinator, NZ Army, HQ NZ Defence Force

Skills offered: Complex problem solving; strategic planning; facilitation; leadership; relationship management; event planning; marketing.
Current community involvement: Youth leadership development; mentoring; Dive club - Clean Oceans; DPMC Fernleaf; RSA support; Pink Ribbon support.
Location: Wellington

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Jackie Curry-Malolo
Business Consultant, Pacific Business Trust; Tutor/Director, Business Spacific

Skills offered: Coaching; mentoring; training; facilitation; marketing; community engagement.
Current community involvement: Executive Member, Samoa Business Network; Founder/ Facilitator of Poto Money Financial Education Program.
Location: Auckland


Jade Tang-Taylor
Ethnic Diversity Strategy Activator, Foundation North

Skills offered: Design direction; design thinking; human-centred design; UX/UI design; digital and social media strategy; creative and art direction; marketing / communication.
Current community involvement: Inspiring Stories, Festival for the Future community; CreativeMornings global community; Design Assembly NZ friends; Designers Institute of NZ member; Design for Social Innovation NZ network; AsiaNZ Leadership network; NZ Asian Leaders network; SuperDiverse Women network; WWGSD network.
Location: Auckland

James Hassall
Head of Legal, Auckland Council

Skills offered: Legal; risk management; public speaking; governance; strategic planning.
Current community involvement: Alternate Group Welfare Manager, Auckland Civil Defence.
Location: Central Auckland

Jane Liu
Market Manager – Greater China Region, NZTE

Skills offered: Event planning; project management; marketing.
Location: Auckland

Jenni Heka
Facility Manager, Te Oro, Auckland Council; Independent Producer, Hekama Creative Productions Limited

Skills offered: Event planning; facilitation; governance; project management; sales; strategic planning; youth leadership development; mentoring; community engagement; people development; coaching.
Current community involvement: I am directing a reading of E Ono Tama’I Pato by Maureen Fepulea’i for White Ribbon Month in November. I recently joined the Tamaki Pasifika Womens Network and continue to serve on the trust for Banana Boat Trust.
Location: Glen Innes, Central Auckland

Joanne Walker
Flight Service Manager, Air New Zealand

Skills offered: Change management; leadership/people development; project management; process/continuous improvement; customer service excellence.
Current community involvement: This is an area I am still exploring as the Air New Zealand Cabin Crew team have very much been my primary focus and ‘community’ to date. I am actively looking for a couple of key areas to focus my time of which I will willing give in 2016 to help develop and support our Auckland community.
Location: Auckland and Greater Auckland areas


Jonathan Hulme
Senior Manager Operational Change and Employee Relations, Ports of Auckland

Skills offered: Change management; employment/industrial relations; operations planning; operations management; performance management; leading change.
Current community involvement: Coach, junior cricket; board member, Auckland University Cricket.
Location: Auckland

Julia Hartshorne
Founder, Achieve 2B

Skills offered: Facilitation; organisational development; project management; community engagement.
Current community involvement: Founder, Achieve 2B Trust; Children’s Liturgy Coordinator, Ruakaka Catholic community.
Location: Northland, Whangarei

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Julie Pye
South Island Business Manager, ACC

Skills offered: Coaching; leadership; people development.
Location:: Canterbury

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Julie Radford-Poupard

Skills offered: Strategic development; mentoring and leadership development; facilitation; community engagement; governance.
Current community involvement: Interim co-chair Auckland Council Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel; co-lead Auckland Not for Profit leadership development network; member National Council of Women.
Location: Central Auckland

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Lauder Erasmus
Partner, KPMG

Skills offered: Financial; governance; commercial; project management; mentoring; strategic planning and relationship management.
Current community involvement: Springboard Trust Capacity Partner; I enjoy regular inter-club tennis and with the benefit of my time in the UK I have returned to playing regular football with a social 11 a side soccer team.
Location: Central Auckland

Lisa Paraku
Head of Solution Aggregation, Spark Digital

Skills offered: Change management; organisational development; relationship management; people development; process involvement; project management; public speaking.
Current community involvement: Board member, Waiomu Trust; board member, Kumitau Trust; member, Hauraki Collective; Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley Committee; international student family host; netball, boxing and touch rugby.
Location: Wellington

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Marianne Scott
Master Planner, Strategic Planning, Counties Manukau Health

Skills offered: Facilitation; strategic planning; change management; process improvement; relationship management; people development.
Current community involvement: In my work at Counties Manukau Health I continue to encourage community engagement in our thinking, planning and service development.
Location: South Auckland

Mark Wilkshire
Executive General Manager - Customer Experience, Suncorp NZ (from Nov 2019)

Skills offered: Change management; marketing; financial; leadership development.
Current community involvement: Primarily through family, sporting and school connections.
Location: Wellington


Morehu Anthony Wilson
Crew Chief, Auckland Airport

Skills offered: Fundraising; governance; training; youth leadership development; mentoring; community engagement; people development.
Current community involvement: Marae Trustee; Iwi Historian; Iwi Treaty Negotiator; Kapa Haka; touch football coach.
Location: South Auckland

Nathan Marsh
Chief Financial Officer, Foodstuffs (South Island)

Skills offered: Financial; governance; strategic planning; risk management.
Location: Christchurch

Nigel Kapa
Regional Manager - Northern, Ministry of Youth Development

Skills offered: Strategic planning; governance; people development; youth leadership development; facilitation.
Current community involvement: I mentor a youth-focused NGO and support the organisational development to improve outcomes for the young people who use their services.
Location: Auckland

Nikki Burns
Trustee, Poppycock Trust

Skills offered: Facilitation - people and projects; community connection; ideas; innovation; governance supports.
Current community involvement: Innov8 Invercargill forum; C3 Church Leadership; Community ‘Lay Counselling’ role.
Location: Invercargill

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Pamela Bell
Independent Consultant, Pamela Bell

Skills offered: Governance; strategy; events; innovation; advocacy.
Current community involvement: I am a Trustee at the Mt Victoria Community Centre.
Location: Wellington

Ryan Crawford
APAC Settlements Manager, FNZ Ltd

Skills offered: Career development; risk management; budget management; social responsibility; mentoring; user acceptance testing; local & international settlement of traded investments; sales extraordinaire; social media interaction; employee engagement; business analysis; governance; procurement & licensing; recruitment; cash management; project management; strategy implementation; process documentation; musician; brewer; artist.
Current community involvement: Lyall Bay Surfing Community; FNZ volunteer facilitation; Wellington Soup Kitchen.
Location: Wellington

Sarvesh Datt
Manager, Auckland Branch, ACC

Skills offered: Change management; relationship management; coaching; project management.
Location: Central Auckland

Stephen Harris
Special Representative, Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance

Skills offered: Story-telling; change management; achieving synthesis from diversity; negotiation; governance domestic and international.
Current community involvement: All Saints’ Anglican Church, Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club.
Location: Wellington

Tamsin Evans
Chief Operating Officer, Porirua City Council

Current community involvement: Member of the 85 strong Kapiti Chorale, rehearsing weekly for three concerts throughout the year.
Location: Kapiti/Wellington

Vivek Rajendran
General Manager Business Development, Counties Power

Skills offered: Commercial management; relationship management; finance; process improvement; strategic planning.
Location: South Auckland

Wyndi Tagi
Director / Business Manager, WE Accounting & Business Services

Skills offered: Financial; mentoring; customer engagement; relationship management; sales; business growth.
Current community involvement: Treasurer, Ponsonby Rugby Junior Committee; executive committee member, Samoa Business Network; board member, Grey Lynn Business Association; committee member, St Peter’s College ‘Te Kura Teitei o Hato Petera’ Maori Community; manager, Ponsonby U13 Rugby team; mentor, Best Pacific Leadership Academy.
Location: Auckland

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