Felicity is a career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has led teams responsible for New Zealand’s relationships with Polynesia and the French Pacific, North and South America, and foreign policy relating to international security, disarmament and arms control.
Felicity has undertaken short term assignments to the Public Service Commission, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and to the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, established to receive and manage the Treaty settlement package for Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika. She has represented Aotearoa New Zealand at international meetings and through diplomatic postings to Tonga, Canada, and to United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Mark Woodard is a senior financial manager at Te Whatu Ora Health NZ. He has previously served as the Director of Corporate Services/CFO for the Pharmac, the New Zealand government's drug purchasing agency, and as Chief Executive of Presbyterian Support Central, an NGO with 25 locations and 1,500 staff.
Mr Woodard has also served as the Alternate Chair of Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Advisory Panel on Child, Youth and Family Complaints following significant experience working to resolve disputes associated with prior abuse.
Mr Woodard moved to New Zealand from the United States in 2005, following an extensive career in health services management. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ali is the Director of Tictoc Studio. Ali has been running her business for 20+ years which focuses on the people side of business.
Tocker Associates partners with businesses, teams and individuals to create high performing organisation – from strategy to coaching.
Ali has worked throughout Aotearoa New Zealand with a wide range of organisations - government departments, not for profit organisations, educational institutes and universities, privately owned companies and community based initiatives.
Ali has a Master’s in Education, Policy and Research, BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Teaching.
George was born in Suva, Fiji and raised in Siusega, Samoa. He has a background in Injury Prevention Design and Delivery and Community Design and Engagement.
George is currently the Pouwhakataki in the Wellington Region for the design of long-term healing from violence services using indigenous design methodologies. George is passionate about supporting thriving Māori and Pasifika communities through the pursuit of decolonisation.
Te Rina is the Chief Executive of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura), the largest school in Aotearoa. Te Rina originally qualified as an educational psychologist, and has gone on to successfully lead large operational policy, evaluation and policy teams in the Public Service.
Te Rina draws inspiration from the following whakatauki:
Te manu kai miro, Nōna te ngahere; Te manu kai mātauranga, Nōna te ao.
The bird that eats the miro berries, theirs is the forest; The bird that consumes knowledge, theirs is the world.