Our People

Our Board

Heta Hudson
Chairperson
A Partner in the Performance Consulting team at Findex Limited, a firm of chartered accountants, Heta works alongside many creative sector organisations and creative entrepreneurs to assist them to achieve their goals and aspirations. He holds governance roles with Altus Group, a social enterprise that helps create employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Ltd, the post-settlement commercial entity of Te Runanga o Ngāti Awa.
Sandi Morrison, QSM
Deputy Chairperson
For the past 30 years Sandi has worked to develop partnerships, projects and services to support economic, social and cultural development in Auckland and across Aotearoa. She is actively involved in a range of innovative initiatives supporting entrepreneurs in the arts and cultural sector in Auckland. Her contributions to the arts sector have included governance roles on the Council and Arts Board of Creative New Zealand / Toi Aotearoa, and as a founding trustee of both Arts Regional Trust ART / Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi, and the Big Idea / Te Aria Nui Charitable Trust.
Peter Shand
Trustee
Peter is an academic and currently Head of Elam at the University of Auckland. His research encompasses historic and contemporary art, contemporary fashion, creative theory and law, notably copyright and cultural heritage. He has been active in strategic and governance work in the creative sector for over 20 years.
Elise Sterback
Trustee
Elise Sterback is a PhD candidate researching arts policy at the University of Auckland. She is the former Executive Director of Basement Theatre and has a background in marketing and community development, as well as producing theatre, festivals and artistic happenings through her company, Vibracorp. As a strategist and arts advocate, Elise has sat on the board of Creative Coalition, and participated in arts policy steering groups at local and national levels.
Hans Kim
Trustee
Originally from Korea, Hans is a founder and director of MASS, a design think-tank and multidisciplinary collective which aims to pioneer new modes of design thinking and creation. He brings 6 years of international experience in the creative industries working on projects across architecture, product, branding, and entertainment for clients such as Audi, Google, and Kram/Weisshaar.
Tara Pradhan
Trustee
Tara is Director Government and International Relations and CEO Middle East at Greenstone TV. With a background in the public and NFP sectors, she is a strategy, partnerships, business development and stakeholder relations leader with a focus on social change. She is an Executive Committee member of NZ Middle East Business Council and a Be.Lab Fab 50 member. Governance roles have included Leadership NZ, Massive Company, Rising Voices Youth Poetry Movement. She is actively involved in initiatives to support the arts and creative sector.
Mark Aue
Trustee
Mark Aue is the Chief Executive of 2degrees. Mark has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in a number of global executive positions. Mark is passionate about technology and innovation, believing it can be used to significantly improve how we work, live and play, and provides us the opportunity to create value in ways we never imagined.

Our Team

Alison Taylor
CEO
Alison joined Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi from the Centre for Social Impact, a social business of Foundation North, New Zealand’s largest philanthropic trust. As founding CEO, Alison developed the Centre to improve social impact for both philanthropic funders and community sector agencies. Her previous roles include Chief Executive of the Ministry of Youth Development and the Mental Health Foundation. She has been a trustee of Philanthropy New Zealand and the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation.
Narelle Jackson
Executive Assistant & Creative Relationships
Narelle brings an extensive background in administration to her role at Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi. Narelle is the first point of contact for many of our initiatives, and the person who just makes things happen for our team and our creative connections network. She also brings a passion for creative arts, and her own experience as an actor, dancer and improviser. Narelle is a member of the all-women troupe C-Suite, Instant Broadway musical troupe and Bookclub troupe.
Jane Yonge
Creative Catalyst
Jane leads our advocacy initiatives, facilitates sector engagement, helps us build collaborative partnerships, and manages the design and development of strategic initiatives. A theatre director, creator, and arts policy and strategy maker, Jane has a Master of Theatre Arts in Directing from Victoria University and Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. In 2019 she graduated with a Masters in Arts Politics from New York University: Tisch School of the Arts on a Fulbright scholarship. Jane previously worked with Wellington City Council on funding and creative strategy, and as Public Programmer at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre.
Kylie Sealy
Capability+ Project Lead
Kylie leads for us this co-investment with Manatū Taonga to develop a collective impact model to build creative sector capability across Tāmaki Makaurau. An arts and events consultant, Kylie is passionate about collaborative practice and the value of the creative sector within Aotearoa. She is a skilled and experienced creative entrepreneur, project leader and strategic advisor. An alumni of ART Venture 2010, Kylie is Chair of the New Zealand Comedy Trust, a board member for The Actors Program and lectures in Arts and Production Management at the University of Auckland.
Kerryanne Nelson
Communications Lead
Kerryanne manages our communications and social media, and leads our partnership with Te Ora Auaha, Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa. She brings to these roles the experience gained across roles in marketing communications and strategy, in the media and technology sectors. She was previously the General Manager/Head of Members at New Zealand’s independent online magazine The Spinoff. Kerryanne has also held senior marketing and public relations roles at Spark, MTV and Expedia.

Pou Hononga

Eynon Delamere
Pou Hononga
Eynon hails from Te Whānau Ā Apanui, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Rongomai and Whakatōhea on his father’s side and Wales on his mother’s side. He has been part of the Auckland and national arts sector for over 30 years in various roles and is the Pou tikanga for Auckland Arts Festival. Eynon is currently chair of Hoani Waititi Marae, and is the past chair of Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust. He runs a whānau consultancy business focused on building partnership with business / organisations and Māori.

Our Creative Connections Network

Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi draws on a small network to provide specialist support for our mahi. 

Esther Cahill-Chiaroni
Esther is working with Te-Taumata Toi-A-Iwi on the leadership programme being developed through our Capability+ project. She has over 15-years’ experience in the screen sector and has been instrumental in supporting our most exciting filmmakers. Executive Director of Script to Screen for eight years, she led the organisation through significant growth, creating and directing Big Screen Symposium and a number of high impact filmmaker development programmes including Story Camp Aotearoa, which she still leads. Since 2019 she has led projects for NZ On Air, NZ Film Commission, and the NZ Comedy Trust.
Kat Dawnier
Kat is an independent consultant who has worked in the not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand and the UK for over 15 years since completing a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Loughborough University. Her areas of work include strategy development, facilitation and co-design, research and evaluation. Much of Kat’s work is focused on the philanthropic sector, where she supports public and private trusts and foundations to invest effectively in social impact. She is also highly engaged with NGOs in the youth and refugee sectors. Kat is an Associate of the Centre for Social Impact and a trustee of The Funding Network.
Adrian Field
Adrian Field is an independent consultant and researcher. Through his company, Dovetail, Adrian supports positive social change in communities (www.dovetailnz.com). Adrian’s work helps people and organisations see the impact they’re having and plan for the future. Adrian is an honorary academic at the School of Population Health (University of Auckland), a board member of ANZEA (Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association), and he is an associate of the Kinnect Group and the Centre for Social Impact.
Chloe Harwood
Chloe has over fifteen years’ experience of working in the philanthropic sector. Her career in the sector started at Britain’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), where she awarded funding to innovative and pioneering learning projects. In New Zealand, Chloe worked for the country’s largest community trust, Foundation North, where she was the Strategy & Innovation Manager where she was closely involved in the development of innovative and targeted funding such as the Foundation’s Catalysts for Change Programme, Māori and Pacific Education Initiative (MPEI), GIFT (Gulf Innovation Fund Together), South Auckland Community Innovation fund and participatory grant making approaches.
Rosabel Tan
Rosabel Tan is a writer, strategist, and producer. She is the Director of Satellites — producing events, exhibitions, and encounters exploring the contemporary experience of the Asian diaspora in Aotearoa — and founding editor of arts-and-culture publication The Pantograph Punch.  Elsewhere, Rosabel sits on the board of Silo Theatre and is a member of Auckland Council's Public Art Advisory Panel.
Rachel Trotman
Rachael Trotman is a human ecologist, social researcher and evaluator with over 20 years experience. Her passion is to support change makers of all kinds to make a positive difference in the world. Rachael is a founding member of ANZEA, Aotearoa’s ‘home’ for evaluation, co-architect of the What Works, and an Associate with the Centre for Social Impact. She has her own company called WEAVE, see https://weavingchange.nz
Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho (Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa)- is an experienced producer, director, singer and actor. He is educated in the arts and health sectors and has leadership roles in both industries with a national and international, published works to his credit. Borni works actively to help national organisations and artists build tools for self-sustainability resilience. Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi is now collaborating with Borni on his Te Whakawhirinaki Kete project, an initiative to produce a national hauora and wellness resource to nourish the wellbeing of the creative community in Aotearoa.
Chantelle Whaiapu
Chantelle is of Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Raukawa, English and German whakapapa. Raised in Manurewa, Chantelle was influenced by the work of her whānau who were involved in key Māori community initiatives in South Auckland including Manurewa Marae, Toi o Manukau Arts Trust, and Taonga Teen Parent unit. She has held numerous arts and community development roles in local government and the not-for-profit sectors. She has produced and managed large scale community events, an art centre, art and event sponsorship portfolios and advised on local and regional art and cultural strategies. Chantelle has previously held governance roles with Massive Theatre and Te Kaha o Te Rangatahi.
Centre for Social Impact
The Centre for Social Impact helps grant-makers and funders invest for impact, and enables their community partners to turn that investment into inspiring and sustainable social change. They draw on a range of expertise from their team, and networks of specialist associates and partner organisations, to respond to the needs of clients to help them achieve their goals. Insights and learnings are captured by the Centre and its clients so that successful social change initiatives can be replicated and integrated into mainstream policy and practice. www.centreforsocialimpact.org.nz
Community Governance NZ
The national programme for Community Governance engages across New Zealand working with community governance leaders, community governance board members and organisations to lift the capability and capacity of the sector. Foundation North and Centre for Social Impact provide the backbone support for this mahi along with contributions from 11 Community Trusts of NZ.
Lagi-Maama
Toluma‘anave Barbara Makuati-Afitu, of Samoan heritage, and Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai, of Tongan heritage, are the founders of Aotearoa New Zealand based Lagi-Maama Academy and Consultancy. Toluma‘anave has a background in stakeholder management and community engagement and Kolokesa in Art History, Social Anthropology and Museums and Heritage Studies. They work within and across a range of different sectors including GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), cultural, funding, philanthropy and corporate spaces with communities at the heart; and a strong Samoan and Tongan Indigenous foundation informing their approach of navigating, activating, connecting, championing, negotiating and challenging the status quo.
Te Ora Auaha
Te Ora Auaha, Creative Wellbeing Alliance Aotearoa, is a national network and resource for people interested in the contribution of the arts to health and wellbeing. Te Ora Auaha aims to connect people working across this diverse and innovative field to grow a thriving community of practice. Te Taumata Toi-a-Iwi works with Te Ora Auaha to explore how they can work more sustainably, by activating and supporting regional and sector-specific partnerships and networks. We provide backbone support for the network across administration and communications. Find out more about Te Ora Auaha at www.creativewellbeingnz.org