Fa’amatuainu is a prominent and experienced Pacific consultant on public sector issues and is an influencer of decision making and outcomes. He is Managing Director of Niu Vision Group, a specialist consultancy firm based in Wellington and a noted governance practitioner and community leader with membership on many Government and private sector Boards, Committees and NGO’s.
Fa’amatuainu is a key advisor to many government departments. For more than 20 years he was involved in New Zealand’s broadcasting sector as a journalist, broadcaster, and commentator on Pacific issues. He has had significant community involvement for more than two decades including community leadership responsibilities. Fa’amatuainu is of Samoan descent. He holds the chiefly orator title of Fa’amatuainu from Lufilufi in Samoa.
Reverend Liko is the chair of Pacific Health Service Hutt Valley Incorporated and is the current Church Minister of the Congregational Church of Samoan Upper Hutt Parish. He has a wealth of experience in management and government agencies where he worked prior to entering Malua Theological College. Reverend Liko is a very active member of the Samoan community in Upper Hutt.
Reverend Nove Vailaau is CEO of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (EFKS) New Zealand Trust, which he established to liaise with government to address issues impacting New Zealand Samoans.
He has been Church Minister of the Porirua EFKS for 22 years.
He helped to create the Atamu Porirua EFKS Incorporated and The Aoga Amata Porirua, community-driven organisations that help young Samoans.
He has been a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council for the Minister for Pacific Peoples, the Ministry of Education’s Pasefika Talanoa Group, and the Ministry of Health’s Pacific Advisory Group.
He was Chair of the Porirua Pacific Church Ministers Group and is a member of the Wellington Samoan Faifeau (Church Ministers) Group.
Fakalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Kia ora and Greetings
I have been a GP for almost 18 years and for the last seven have been in the unique and blessed position of working with my family in our own medical practice, Kilbirnie Medical Centre, Wellington.
I currently sit on the Pacific Advisory Group for the Wellington City Council, the Pacific Strategic Board for the 3DHBs, and the Pacific Care Alliance Trust Board. These have been important in developing my governance skills and understanding better the interface between clinical practice and governance.
Oue Tulou (My sincere thanks)