Mrs Soana Pamaka

Tongan

Soana Akolotu Pamaka is an educational leader, serving the community of Glen Innes for the past 30 years at Tamaki College. Educated at Tonga High School and the University of Auckland, Soana became New Zealand’s first Tongan secondary school principal in 2006. Soana is passionate about enabling the community through educational opportunities and success, and supporting educational innovation and partnerships. Soana has extensive governance experience, including as a trustee on the ASB Community Trust, and Directorships on the Teach First New Zealand Board, Tamaki Redevelopment Company and Te Papa Tongarewa – The Museum of New Zealand. Soana Pamaka was awarded a Blake Leadership Award in 2018.