Meet our 2022 Leadership Network members
Nurul Shamsul is from Malaysia and Indonesia but grew up in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Emma is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the creation of official history in post-colonial Singapore and its impact on the formation of national identity and nation-building.
Marie is a 'third culture kid' born in Manila, raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, and based in Kirikiriroa.
Adibah Khan is a community and public health advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science, a Master of Global Health as well as a Master of Health Leadership and Management, and is currently working as a senior advisor in the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Response.
"Michelle (玫雪.黄) is a 1.5 generation Chinese-New Zealander raised and based in Tāmaki Makaurau. She is a diversity and inclusion professional, consultant, researcher, app founder, and remote educator of children in rural China.
Lit Wei is a senior analyst – climate & sustainability at Deloitte and is currently based in Australia.
Latu is of Pakeha/Tongan descent and has a Masters degree in ecology and biodiversity from Victoria University of Wellington. She is currently a specialist adviser for market access at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Olivia is an active community connector and enthusiastic changemaker.
TJ Va'a (Whakatōhea, Vaie'e, Vaimoso) is a member of Deloitte Wellington's Strategy & Business Design consulting team.
Aditya is an assurance and advisory analyst at Deloitte Christchurch who is passionate about business and entrepreneurship.
George achieved an LLB/BCom at Auckland University and is now working as a lawyer for Simpson Western in Takapuna.
Andrew Tang is currently studying economics at Cambridge University on the Girdlers’ Scholarship.
Emma is a beginning teacher living in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.
Weaam is a student at the University of Auckland doing a Bachelor of Global Studies, majoring in global environment, sustainable development and Spanish.
Abby Robinson is a recent graduate of Victoria University of Wellington studying Asian studies, international business, media studies, and marketing.
Jessica Wong is a third-generation Chinese Kiwi and a co-producer and creator of the TV series Sik Fan Lah!
Vinod Bal grew up in Ngāruawāhia and has an LLB(Hons)/BSocSci from the University of Waikato.
Ayesha Goel is a proud Kiwi-Indian, an ambitious leader, and a law and commerce student.
Victoria is an incoming foreign policy officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Mose holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a postgraduate certificate in information technology. He currently works as an agile team facilitator at Woolworths NZ.
Liam's professional career began in environmental conservation in the Cook Islands. He returned to Aotearoa in 2019 to undertake a Masters in Indigenous Studies.
Vivien is in her third year of a Bachelors of Science/Music. She describes her Chinese-Indonesian-Samoan-Pākehā heritage as an integral part of her leadership journey and keen interest in reconnecting with Asia and Chinese language.
Jamie Wood's fascination with Asia stems from her studies at China's most reputable university, Tsinghua, where she studied Mandarin and international business.
Angela Zhang is an associate director in the Deloitte Advisory Practice.
As a risk and creative practitioner, Jill is passionate about creating with purpose and longevity in mind. She is a multidisciplinary artist with roots in writing, directing, and producing for screen.
Sherry Zhang 章雪莉 is a writer and creative, working in journalism, poetry and theatre.
Maraika Rose holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts conjoint degree as well as a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.
Zack is the Founder of Noria, a marketplace solutions company that builds strategies for New Zealand brands to expand globally via online marketplaces.
Nathan is the co-founder and COO of New Zealand tech company, Partly.
Anzel is the co-founder and CEO of Socius XR, a tech company focused on improving inclusivity for the future of work through extended reality.
Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the UK and Aotearoa, Thabi combines his commerce and science degrees with a passion for creative storytelling.
Daisy is a junior doctor working at Middlemore Hospital. She is a first generation Chinese-New Zealander, born and raised in Aotearoa but with close cultural ties to China.
Kauri is of Māori descent from four Pacific islands: Te-Ika-a-Māui, Tongareva, Avarau, and Tahiti.
Dr. Maple Goh is a physician-trainee of Chinese-Malaysian heritage who migrated alone to Aotearoa at the age of thirteen to forge her journey.
Imche works on the intersection of deep technology and venture capital and is passionate about backing inquisitive people with visions of impact.
James is a passionate entrepreneur who currently works within packaging and new material development.
Yen-Kai is a space biologist. His interest drove him to initiate a field with no preexisting expertise.
Nicole is an IT and business professional passionate about empowering inclusion, diversity, accessibility and equity in Aotearoa.
Emilly will graduate from Harvard University in 2022 before starting a master's degree at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar.
Irmine is a first-generation immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is working to make a difference for the next generation.
Riki (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Rongowhakaata) graduated with an LLB/BA (Māori studies) from Victoria University of Wellington in 2021.