As an incorporated society, our members elect our Board, which manages the governance of KiwiClass. Membership of KiwiClass is open to anyone who can demonstrate an affiliation with an ethnic community or a settlement service. We keep society members up to date with KiwiClass activities and ask that they attend the AGM to participate in electing our Board members.
For information on becoming a member please visit our KiwiClass Membership page.
Jane has worked for a number of years as a manager in the public service, with extensive experience in designing, implementing and administering Crown and Lottery funded grant schemes.
Bridget brings knowledge of the education and community sectors through her work with ServiceIQ, Literacy Aotearoa and Wellington Community Networks Wellington.
Tuzla works for the Office of the Auditor General, and has previously worked as an auditor with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She has also been a refugee resettlement support volunteer for Red Cross.
Jeff has extensive experience in the social services sector, including most recently as General Manager of Refugee Trauma Recovery (now part of NZ Red Cross) .
Sarjon is a social worker with Red Cross and brings extensive knowledge of community networks and outreach.
Julia is an administrator at MBIE. She brings community engagement experience, focusing on the wellbeing of families, especially children and women.
As a former refugee herself, Afnan has first hand experience of the resettlement and language needs of the communities we work with. Afnan currently works with Red Cross as a Pathways to Resettlement case worker, and is completing a double degree at Victoria University. She is also a member of the Strengthening Community Voices collective
Dave has over 30 years’ experience working in the public sector in senior leadership roles, having most recently come out of retirement to lead the government recovery effort after the Kaikoura earthquake. Dave is currently a consultant to public and private sector agencies on public policy solutions, strategic change and organisational reviews and investment programmes
Liz has over 30 years’ experience working in delivering internal services including HR, IT and Procurement. She works in the public sector as a senior leader. Liz worked for 5 years with the United Nations Development Programme, delivering services to over 22,000 staff in over 70 countries.