Our board


Pasifika Futures has a Board of Directors that reflects the interests of our Pacific communities, demonstrates strong Governance skills and experience and is able to operate within cultural frameworks. The board has extensive networks throughout New Zealand and the region built on family, village, kinship, professional, sporting, church, cultural, education, business and community relationships. As individuals who have dedicated their lives to serving Pacific communities, the relationships are deep and multi-faceted.

All members of the board are involved with ongoing Governance training through the New Zealand Institute of Directors. The board has a Governance Policy manual that has been guided in its development by best practice examples from the NZIOD.

The Board meets monthly and is Chaired by Dr. Kiki Maoate.

Dr. Tearikivao Kiki Maoate ONZM, FRACS

“I see service as one of my cultural values. There’s an expectation where I come from that you serve and that you are going to look after your community”

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“Is important we have a Pacific workforce to take up the challenge in the future. There are lots of brilliant young thinkers, innovators and leaders in our communities…”

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La’auli Sir Michael Jones KNZM, MNZM

“As Pacific Islanders we understand that “it takes a Village to raise a Child”, it is how we have always lived. Whanau Ora enables us as a community to further develop and action initiatives and solutions from within our own “village”, that strengthen and build whanau ensuring  positive outcomes for all.”

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Dr. Siniva Sinclair FAFPHM, MPH

“All over the world there remain huge disparities between the health of different populations. The need to do something about that has always motivated me.”

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Mrs Soana Pamaka

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