Ko Tongatapu te motu, Ko Te Moana Nui a Kiwa te moana, He Tangata Tiriti ahau.
I’m a proud Aotearoa-born son to amazing Tongan parents – mother (Ha’ateiho, Pea) and father (Kolomotu’a) from Tongatapu. My work, mainly in Tāmaki Makaurau over the last 20 years, has always had a social good focus, spanning youth development, education, wellbeing consulting and now violence prevention with Le Va.
I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing teams and organisations across Aotearoa and Australia. More recently I have worked between education institutions (primary to tertiary) and local council. I have maintained involvement in the not-for-profit community sector as a board member with the Graeme Dingle Foundation and was recently the president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology.
My talented educationalist wife and three sons keep me paddling on the windless days.