Huei Min (Lyn) Lim MNZM
Lyn is on the boards of Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board and Public Trust. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the Centre for Social Impact and a trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Lyn has also served on the boards of the New Zealand Shareholders’ Association, the New Zealand China Trade Association, the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association and was recently the Chair of the New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust. She has been a member of ANZ Private Bank External Advisory Board and over the years has served as a council member of the Auckland District Law Society. Lyn is a founding partner of Forest Harrison which she started in 2006 after being a partner of a national legal firm for eight years. Lyn commenced her legal career in 1990, after graduating from the University of Canterbury. In her legal practice she specialises in commercial, corporate and governance issues and dispute resolution. In 2017, Huei Min (Lyn) Lim received a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to New Zealand-Asia relations and governance.
Alastair’s consultancy, The Ruskin Group, specialises in stakeholder relations, business development and change projects for commercial and not-for-profit clients. He is chair of the Centre for Social Impact NZ Ltd, the social business established by Foundation North to support organisations deliver social programmes for optimum social impact. A Chartered Accountant, Chartered Director and qualified member of the Project Management Institute, Alastair has considerable experience in leadership roles within the community. He is currently a trustee of the Motutapu Restoration Trust, Parnell Heritage and Communities and Residents. He has also been an at-risk youth mentor with Project K.
Precious Clark is of Ngati Whatua and Tainui descent and was born and raised in Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland, her ancestral homeland. Precious has a legal background, currently operating as a business consultant working predominantly in the Māori development space. She also hosts her own TV show on Māori TV called Putahi, a panel discussion show that looks at the lives of, and through the eyes of, her contemporaries. She is a director on Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd, the investment arm of Ngati Whatua Orakei, a board member of the Auckland Museum Taumata-a-Iwi, a member of the Institute of Directors, an executive member of Advancement of Māori Opportunities, a member of the National Māori Lawyers Association and a current participant on the Committee for Auckland's Future Auckland Leaders Programme. Precious has a long history of performing, in New Zealand and overseas and was bestowed with the great honour of performing the karanga at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2011. Precious started her career as an analyst in intellectual property at the Ministry of Economic Development before taking up a senior position with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. She then moved to London where she worked at the Security Industry Authority and was an active cultural leader of Ngati Ranana - the London Based Māori Club. Precious is well travelled throughout Europe, the United States and the Pacific. Upon returning home, she is passionate about making a positive contribution to Tamaki Makaurau.
Auva'a Unasa Enosa Auva’a
Auva'a Unasa Enosa Auva’a has been involved in education for 30 years, 19 of them as principal of Mount Albert Primary School, a multi cultural school in urban Auckland. Born in Samoa, he migrated to New Zealand in 1970, but still holds the chief title of Unasa for the village of Si'ufaga, in Savai'i. Married to Felicity, a New Zealand European who is also a teacher and local district councilor, he has four grown up children: Sara-Jane; Onosai; Meritiana and Latafale and one grandchild (Micayla). Unasa holds an MEdLM (Unitec), PGDipMgtmn and Dip Tchg (University fo Auckland),HighDipTchg (Massey) and in 2009 he was selected as the Fulbright Cognition Research Study Award scholar. The scholarship will allow him to study minority leadership development and aspiration at the University of Hawaii in 2010.
Mark has had a 30 year career in education, business and the church. He has been active in the community through the Swanson Residents and Ratepayers Association in West Auckland, the Massey Pony Club, rugby, softball and athletics coaching and other community groups. He has been involved in a number of business and not-for-profit start-ups. Mark has served as an executive member and Chairman of the Christian Theological Ministries and Education Society (CTMES) a body which represents the theological colleges sector. He is currently the principal of a tertiary private training establishment. Educated at Auckland Grammar School, Mark holds a BA, DipTchg (Auckland), a Grad Dip Theol (Otago), and is currently completing a MM (St. Stephens University, New Brunswick). Married to Cindy, who is a minister, Unitec Chaplain, and trustee of a West Auckland food bank, they have four children and a grandson. They live on a block in the Waitakere foothills.
Murray lives in Whangarei and has been in Northland since 1984. In 2002 he set up Employer Services Ltd, an employment relations and employment law consultancy business advising employers throughout Northland and New Zealand. He is also a mediator and is an accredited panel member of Leadr NZ Inc. Murray served on the Lottery Northland Distribution Committee and was a member of Scouting NZ for a number of years, holding various leadership appointments and warrants including member of its National Executive Committee and National Council. Murray has also served on the Government’s inaugural Consultative Committee on Youth Affairs and the Youth Advisory Committee. He has been a member of the Whangarei Advisory Board of the Prince of Wales Trust, is currently on the Board of the Northland Chamber of Commerce and Trustee of the Northland Emergency Services Trust (Northland Rescue Helicopter).
Vipan is a New Zealand Indian who lives in Remuera Auckland with his wife Shalu and their three children. He is a JP and member of several community groups, including the Bharatiya Mandir Indian Temple in Balmoral, Auckland. A Chartered Accountant, Vipan has been in retail and property business for the last 18 years. For more than 10 years he has been on the board of Super Liquor Holdings Limited, a franchisor company with more than 140 retail stores all over New Zealand. He has experience in the fields of corporate governance, financial management, audit and cost control. He was part of the official New Zealand business delegation to India in June 2011, which was led by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon John Key. Vipan’s other community experience includes participating in World Vision projects, community and religious activities.
Mel is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, with extensive experience in investment governance. After 18 years in institutional investment management both in London and New Zealand, she has held senior roles in financial regulation, governance, risk and compliance, including at ANZ bank and the Financial Markets Authority. Currently Mel is Head of Governance & Investor Oversight at Trustees Executors, a licensed supervisor, working with issuers of financial products to ensure high standards of conduct in the interests of investors. She is Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund and in 2013 was appointed to the evaluation panel for the selection of default KiwiSaver providers. Mel was formerly New Zealand’s representative on a United Nations Australasian Socially Responsible Investment committee. For local community, she served on the board of United Way for several years, three as Chair, and is currently a trustee of Auckland Foundation “Live Auckland, Love Auckland, Give Auckland”. She has been a grant making volunteer for both organisations. Mel has degrees in business (MA, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan), economics and Japanese (BSocSci, Waikato). Mel and her husband Nigel live in Mission Bay and are proud parents of three children.
Bob coached softball for over 20 years and is a life member of both the North Harbour Softball Association and New Zealand Softball. He is also the 2nd Vice President on the International Softball Federation. He is involved locally through the North Harbour Club and Charitable Trust and is a member of a residents and ratepayers association. Born in Los Angeles, Bob has lived most of his working life in New Zealand. He has a BA in Financial Management from Michigan State University, he is a JP and is the Managing Director/Owner of Sound Group Holdings, an importer and distributor of hi fi audio equipment.
Toni Millar JP is a former Auckland City Councillor (2004-2010); Eastern Bays Community Board Deputy Chair (1998-2001) and Chairman (2001-2004). A business mentor and consultant, Toni has had extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector and in 2009 she was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for her contribution to the community. Toni was Deputy Chair of the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee - Auckland City Council (2007-2010) and chaired Auckland City Creative Communities Arts Fund (2001-2004, 2007-2010). She is a trustee of the Auckland Arts Festival, Metrowater Community Trust and the Great Kiwi Anzac Day Breakfast. Past positions include Auckland Art Gallery board member (2007-2010), Friends of Auckland Art Gallery board member, Rotary Club of St Johns Inc president, Combined Textile Guilds of NZ chair, Craft Dyers Guild of NZ chair, Auckland East Arts Council chair and life member, Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association councillor, St Heliers Business Association board member, St Heliers Glendowie Residents Association committee member.
Moe is of Ngati Hine and Ngapuhi descent and lives in Matawaia, Northland with her husband George and their extended family. Because she believes children should grow up in their language, culture and land, Moe left the city and moved home. All her children and grandchildren now speak Māori and they live within a whanau environment. Moe has been a psychopaedic nurse, general and psychiatric nurse and most of her health work has been in the area of mental health and addictions. From 1988 she taught in Māori language schools and became a resource teacher, working with 14 schools to implement the Māori language curriculum. She was also involved in the teachers’ union and helped establish the Māori Women Teachers’ support group. She later moved back into health and worked in management until 1995, when she began work with the Health and Disability Commissioner, protecting and promoting consumer rights. In 2000 she decided to become a resource person for her people and she is now an independent consultant. Moe has been a member of the Health Research Council and chaired the Māori Research Committee. “One of the achievements I feel proud of is the contracting of tribal groups to determine their own research agenda. I am advisor and interviewer on four research projects which have Māori as the lead investigator,” she says.
Bill is a real estate licensee in Birkenhead, on Auckland’s North Shore. He is President of the Birkenhead Licensing Trust, a member of the Lotteries Community Facilities Committee and a member of the Ministry of Social Development’s Community Response Forum, Auckland North. A Birkenhead Rotary Club member, Bill is also a marriage celebrant and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1996. He holds a postgraduate diploma in occupational safety and health.
John is a self-employed businessman who has successfully run a group of companies involved in import/export activities, especially in the textile market. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors and Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators. He is also a Justice of the Peace. Since 2002, John has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Support Northern, a large values-based NGO operating in social services for the Northern region of New Zealand. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and Deputy Chairman of that organisation. He has had many years of experience in voluntary organisations as the President of the New Zealand National Party, President of Auckland C & R Association and Chairman of the Newmarket Business Association, as well as long service in church and other organisations. He is an honorary member of his Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. For seven years, John was a board member of ACC, Chair of the Audit Committee and he spent two years as Deputy Chair. He also served as Chair of the ACC subsidiary company PRISM. John lives in Remuera and has three adult children and six grandchildren.
Ken is a solicitor in private practice with over 30 years experience in property and trust work, including trusteeships of a number of local and off-shore private and superannuation trusts. He is also a trustee of a private charitable trust and has been impressed with the work of the charitable sector in New Zealand. Ken is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a director of the local subsidiary of an international trust company and several other trustee companies. Ken is a born and bred Aucklander who is keen to contribute to the enrichment of our region through the development and support of charitable initiatives in the community.
Kim was born and raised in Auckland and resides on a farmlet in Papakura. Her parentage is Cook Island and european, and Kim and her partner have five adult children both in NZ and overseas. She works as a consultant to the government and several charitable organisations in the area of health and welfare. She is trained in physiology (BSc), business administration (MBA) and health economics (MSc) and is interested in pursuing equality, effectiveness and efficiency in health care. Kim has had senior management roles in the pharmaceutical industry and primary and Pacific health care and currently has a focus on Pacific health workforce development and supporting research in child health. Outside of work she is the Treasurer for the Cook Islands Health Network Association and she and her partner, Doug, both mentor medical students. Kim is a member of the Pasifika Medical Association, the International Health Economists Association and is also an inaugural ANIVA Fellow.
Kevin Prime is the Foundation's kaumatua. Kevin is a commissioner with the Environment Court, as well as being a beef farmer, forester, beekeeper and conservationist. Prior to his appointment to the Environment Court, Kevin worked with a variety of organisations in the profit and non-profit sector in the areas of philanthropy, health, conservation, justice, Maori development, education, environment, forestry, farming and sport. Kevin is of Ngatihine, Ngati Whatua, Tainui and Welsh descent. He is married to Margaret with 13 children and 19 grandchildren. His hobbies are family, sport, golf, bee keeping, learning new things, and his favourite holiday spot is at home on the farm in Motatau. In 2016, Kevin was recognised in the Queens birthday honours list receiving an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to conservation and Maori.