Meet The Fono Board
We proudly introduce The Fono Board - a passionate and diverse group of leaders in our community. Lending their wealth of knowledge and expertise, they guide our shared journey of positive impact in our families and communities.
Fijian & English
Nacanieli, brings with him a strong connection and understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of our Pasifika communities. A Chartered Accountant and Lawyer, Nacanieli has 20 years of leadership in financial management, strategy, and policy in New Zealand.
Fijian & English
Greg is heavily engaged in local community work that uplifts youth and promotes healthy living. As well as his role on The Fono’s board, Greg is also the Chairman of the Fiji Marist Old Boys Association, the Drodrolagi Health Trust and Fiji Tag Football & Sports.
Tuvaluan & English
Filemoni has an extensive career in business with a heart for finance management. As well as role in The Fono's board, he is also a Treasurer of Tuvaluan Auckland Community Trust. Filemoni is passionate about supporting children and youth development.
Te’o Harry Fatu Toleafoa
Samoan & English
Harry is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the New Zealand High Court. Harry was elected onto the Māngere-Otahuhu Local Board which has one of the highest concentrations of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa. He also serves on the board of directors at the Oceania Career Academy (OCA).
Māori & English
John has an extensive career in Health, including 28 years developing Māori Health Operational Strategy for Waitemata and Auckland DHBs. He is currently employed with Counties Manukau Health (DHB). In addition to his commitments to The Fono Board, he is a Director of the Oceania Career Academy board and a Board Member of Te Reo Tuatahi Trust Board.
Cook Island Māori & English
Manava is the Head Teacher at the Cook Islands Early Childhood Education Centre in Mangere, South Auckland. Manava is committed to uplifting the Cook Island community and is often involved in health driven projects. In addition to her commitments to The Fono Board, she is Chair of Te Opunga Ra.