Archive: directors

October 2018

Brittany Teei

October 15, 2018
Brittany Teei is a proud Cook Island and NZ Māori woman who was born and raised in Central Auckland. Brittany currently owns and operates KidsCoin. KidsCoin is a financial empowerment technology company that uses digital tools to help children learn important money management skills that last a lifetime. She is passionate about using this channel to raise awareness around financial empowerment for low socio-economic communities, in order to continue to work towards a more equitable future for the communities of Aotearoa.
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Craig Manley

June 26, 2018
Craig has a background as a Chartered Accountant and senior operations executive with exposure to a range of financial services markets in New Zealand and internationally. Craig has over 18 years’ experience in financial services, including roles as a Chief Financial Officer, and Managing Director for a diversified financial services organisation. Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, and is a Chartered Accountant.
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Ronnie Matafeo

June 23, 2018
Ronnie Matafeo, chair of the Pacifica Mammas Arts and Cultural Trust was the first registered Pacific Island quantity surveyor. He is an appointee to the Small Business Advisory Group. He is a leading member of the Auckland Methodist Central Parish and works for the betterment of his community.
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Peter Sykes

June 21, 2018
Māngere East Family Services Centre has had Peter as their CEO for over 22 years. He has deep and committed ties to the local community assisting people create more interdependence in their lives. He sees Social Enterprise as an effective way to achieve multiple outcomes; to bring together the Enterprise learned in the Private Enterprise sector, and the Social impact sought by the Public sector, and historically located within the Charity and Not For Profit sector.
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Claire Dale

June 20, 2018
Dr M. Claire Dale is Research Fellow with the Retirement Policy and Research Centre at the University of Auckland. Through her research and her involvement with Child Poverty Action Group, she became increasingly aware of high-cost debt as a major contributor to poverty among low-income people. She has written many of CPAG’s submissions on tax, health, welfare and financial sector reform, and since 2001 has been a contributing author to many of CPAG’s publications, most recently The further fraying of the welfare safety net (2017). In an effort to make a more practical contribution to the community, and to effect positive change, in 2010 she founded Ngā Tāngata Microfinance Trust in partnership with Kiwibank. With the contributions from the other directors and trustees, and talented and dedicated staff, Claire has seen some real improvement in the credit environment, but much more improvement is required before low-income families are safe from predatory lenders and their debt traps.
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