We are delighted to welcome five new social innovators to the innovate change whānau. We are welcoming a new new board and a new General Manager.
We are forming a governance team to provide wisdom, advice, connections and oversight of our organisation. Our advisory board will:
support our staff to bring our mission to life: to use creative and participatory approaches to build social connectedness that enables youth development, positive ageing and whānau well-being
ensure we operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise, and that any profit that is made is reinvested into achieving our mission
support our Director to make sure we act as a good and just employer
support our General Manager and Director to form partnerships that will advance our mission and lead to more thriving communities, families and societies
provide connections that may grow our work and impact.
As we strive to bring our cultural competency framework (which includes a bi-cultural commitment) and a commitment to young people to life as we form this advisory board, we are:
bringing on people with great governance experience alongside younger people with less governance experience (with the goal to grow a next generation of leaders)
seeking to have two of the four positions on our board held by Māori.
We are thrilled to welcome Kate Frykberg, Atawhai Tibble, Apenti Eruera Tamanui-Frasen, and Karan Kalsi to join Simon in making up our new advisory board.
We’ve also welcomed Aimee Hadrup as our new General Manager. Aimee joined us directly from a year parenting Charlie, and from the Ministry of Health where she has played a senior role in the establishment of Healthy Families NZ. Aimee’s government and public health background will be a massive asset to us. She will lead the operational management of our organisation and play a senior role in business development and our social innovation work.
You can find out more about Kate, Atawhai, Apenti, Karan and Aimee here.