Kaimahi

Our Team

Luella Linaker

Chief Executive

Luella lives and breathes South Auckland and uses her policy and strategy skills to bring to life Ray’s and Board’s vision.

Ray Cocker

Operations Director & Visionary

Ray is the heartbeat. His passion and enthusiasm inspire and uplift each rangatahi. His vision and drive is infectious and inspirational.

Our Board | Poari

Dhaya Sivakumar

TEch Industry

Dhaya’s business acumen and tech industry track record brings critical credible tech sector relationships

Teremoana Rapley

Creative economy

Teremoana’s creative sector leadership, international experience and acclaim, strategic foresight and strong Pacific voice is a potent mix.

Lance Bickford

Governance and business

Lance’s acuity and expertise in governance and business keeps our focus clear, broad, and drives us to success.

Brent Robinson

TEch Industry

Brent is a renowned & experienced tech industry operator and a champion for the rainbow community. A born organiser he ensures we finish what we start.

Duane Stanley

Tech Industry

Duane’s a natural tutu. His drive for a better future led him from the streets of Wellington to the offices of the world’s largest tech companies.

Andy Lowe

Creative Arts

Andy’s creative talents, love of the arts and kaupapa Māori tino rangatiratanga passion is a potent mix. Our honorary transman, he brings an important perspective.