The Manaiakalani Trustees
Pat Snedden

Patrick Snedden, Executive Chair

Pat is a businessman and corporate director with a long involvement in the not-for-profit sector. He brings extensive experience in governance and commerce as former chair of HNZC and ADHB. Pat was previously the Chair of the Tamaki Transformation Establishment Board, which adopted Manaiakalani as a foundation project in recognition of its potential to transform educational outcomes for Māori and Pasifika children. He is the Executive Chair of the Trust.

Robert Carter

Robert Carter, External Trustee

Currently Principal at Davanti Consulting, a management consultancy specialising in information technology and business process improvement, Robert’s career has spanned many industries and technologies. He is particularly interested in the role technology can play in transformational outcomes. Robert originally became involved with Manaiakalani through his association with Pt England School, as part of the Committee for Auckland’s Schools and Business Partnership programme.

Brett O’Riley

Brett O’Riley, External Trustee

Brett is CEO of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), an Auckland Council Controlled Organisation. Prior to taking up this role, Brett was deputy chief executive for business innovation and investment in the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Previously chief executive of IT industry group NZICT, Brett serves on the Board of the Harbour Sports Trust and is a member of the Innovation Partnership advisory group.

Mele Suipi Latu

Mele Suipi Latu, Tamaki Community Trustee

Mele teaches at Tamaki College (a Manaiakalani cluster school), and has particular expertise in linguistics. She has a long association with the Tamaki community, and her interests include adult education, which currently sees her working with Tongan parents of Tamaki College students.

Anthony Samuels

Anthony Samuels, Tamaki Community Trustee

Anthony and his whanau have a long association with the Tamaki community, where they live. Their children attend Point England Primary (a Manaiakalani cluster school). Anthony was the senior presenter for 10 years on New Zealand’s second longest running TV show, What Now. He is now CEO of Liquipro, a company that supplies industrial equipment to the water, wastewater, oil and gas sectors of New Zealand and Australia. Anthony is from Tainui, and his Marae is Ngatihaua.

Maria Meredith

Maria Meredith, Tamaki Community Trustee

Maria is programme manager New Start at Auckland University providing university preparation courses. She has a Masters degree in adult education with special interests in Māori and Pasifika education and has recently started working towards her doctorate. She lives in Tamaki and is active in her church and community. Maria has a child in the netbook programme at St Pius School and is a former chair of the Board of Trustees at the school.

Rangimarie Hunia

Rangimarie Hunia, Tamaki Community Trustee

Rangimarie is Director of Rangitia Associates, a consultancy specialising in a range of areas including project management, evaluation, resource and policy development. She is a director of Ngati Whatua O Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd, a wholly owned economic entity of the Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust, and a member of the Institute of Directors. Rangimarie has led a number of education and social development projects, reflecting her particular interests in these spheres.

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Pat Snedden

It’s education Jim, but not as we know it…

There are moments in life when our balance is tipped and the world suddenly looks different. I had one of those moments in October 2009. 
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Robert Carter

Robert Carter, External Trustee
Currently Principal at Davanti Consulting, a management consultancy specialising in information technology and business process improvement, Robert’s career has spanned many industries and technologies. read more...

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