Uluomato'otua (Ulu) Saulaulu Aiono ONZM

Chairperson, BSc, MBA

Mr Aiono founded successful software technologies company COGITA in 1983. In 2011 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business. He has held a number of previous roles within the Pacific community, including as former Chairman of the Pacific Island Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the National Pacific Radio Trust.
Mr Aiono is a member of the MIT Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance and Property Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Chairman of Alliance Health Plus Trust, Deputy Chairman for Otahuhu College and Board member of the Rise Up Partnership School. Mr Aiono is also involved in a BioTech start-up company. Mr Aiono has sponsored the Inspiration Award for the annual Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.
Leo Foliaki


Leo Foliaki is a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been with the firm for over 25 years. He has a wide range of experience from due diligence acquisitions, initial public offerings and audits.
More recently Mr Foliaki has been appointed to the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Assurance and Risk Committee. Mr Foliaki is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.
Dr Siro Fuata'i

MBChB (Otago), Dip Obs. (Auckland), FRNZCGP

Dr Fuata’i has been working as a general practitioner in South Auckland for more than 25 years. He has a special interest in the health and welfare of Pacific peoples and was an early pioneer in Pacific health in New Zealand having served as a founding member of the Pasifika Medical Association, and as Establishment Chair of Alliance Health Plus Trust PHO.
Dr Fuata’i established Bader Drive Healthcare (formerly Health Pacific Doctors Trust) in 1988, and more recently has become a Director of Cavendish Doctors Limited. Dr Fuata’i has also been part of several key Pacific health developments over the years and has long been a champion of growing the Pacific Primary Care workforce and the delivery of Primary Care service to Pacific
Dr Fuata’i is a Member of the Pasifika GP Network and the Pacific Chapter of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). He is well respected by his colleagues for his work in South Auckland working within high needs communities. Dr Fuata’i was made a Distinguished Fellow of the RNZCGP in recognition of his services to enhancing the health of Pacific communities.
Dr Pauline Kingi ONZM

BA Dip Criminology, LLB, MLaw (Harvard), Hon Doctorate (AUT)

Dr Kingi is an early pioneer of Māori development in Aotearoa having had an extensive public service and local government history. She is currently a Director of Nga Whare Watea Ltd, the housing subsidiary of the Manukau Urban Māori Authority, supporting the National Housing Social & Emergency Programme.
Dr Kingi is also a Director of the Aotearoa Credit Union and a Board member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Board. Dr Kingi has taken on a role as the Te Ao Māori adviser to the Auckland Council Independent Reference Panel, undertaking the VfM programme to assess the Section 17(a) Cost Effectiveness of the 31 major projects proposed for the Auckland Region for the next ten years.
Dr Kingi was the first person of Māori descent to graduate from Harvard University Law School and has received Honours Recognition for Services to New Zealand with the Companion of the NZ Order of Merit and the Suffrage Medal. In 2013, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Auckland University of Technology for contribution to the establishment of the new university, and multiple roles in governance.


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