Meet our 2022 Leadership Network members


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Nurul Shamsul

Nurul Shamsul is from Malaysia and Indonesia but grew up in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Emma Campbell

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.

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Marie Ysabel Landingin

Born in Manila, raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, and based in Kirikiriroa, Marie is a 'third culture kid' dreaming of equitable and inclusive cities for all.

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Adibah Khan

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.

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Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang (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.

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Lit Wei Chin

Lit Wei is a senior analyst – climate & sustainability at Deloitte and is currently based in Australia.

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Latu Clark

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).

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Olivia Forman

Olivia is an active community connector and enthusiastic changemaker. She is a design analyst and Wellington lead for Women’s Network at Stats NZ, and is currently establishing a Pan-Asian Network there.

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TJ Va'a

TJ Va'a (Whakatōhea, Vaie'e, Vaimoso) is a member of Deloitte Wellington's Strategy & Business Design consulting team.

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Aditya Edekar

Aditya is an assurance and advisory analyst at Deloitte Christchurch who is passionate about business and entrepreneurship.

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George Muir

George achieved an LLB/BCom at Auckland University and is now working as a lawyer for Simpson Western in Takapuna.

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Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang is currently studying economics at Cambridge University on the Girdlers’ Scholarship.

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Emma Rzepecky

Emma is a beginning teacher living in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

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Weaam Bassiouni

Weaam is a student at the University of Auckland doing a Bachelor of Global Studies, majoring in global environment, sustainable development and Spanish.

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Abby Robinson

Abby Robinson is a recent graduate of Victoria University of Wellington studying Asian studies, international business, media studies, and marketing.

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Jessica Wong

Jessica Wong is a third-generation Chinese Kiwi and a co-producer and creator of the TV series Sik Fan Lah!

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Vinod Bal

Vinod Bal grew up in Ngāruawāhia and has an LLB(Hons)/BSocSci from the University of Waikato.

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Ayesha Goel

Ayesha Goel is a proud Kiwi-Indian, an ambitious leader, and a law and commerce student.

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Victoria Brownlee

Victoria is an incoming foreign policy officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Mose Tanielu

Mose holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a postgraduate certificate in information technology. He currently works as an agile team facilitator at Woolworths NZ.

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Liam Kokaua

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.

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Vivien Whyte

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.

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Jamie Wood

Jamie Wood's fascination with Asia stems from her studies at China's most reputable university, Tsinghua, where she studied Mandarin and international business.

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Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang is an associate director in the Deloitte Advisory Practice.

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Ji Lian Kwan (Jill)

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.

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Sherry Zhang

Sherry Zhang 章雪莉 is a writer and creative, working in journalism, poetry and theatre.

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Maraika Rose Lidgard

Maraika Rose holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts conjoint degree as well as a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.

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Zack Pentecost

Zack is the Founder of Noria, a marketplace agency that builds strategies for New Zealand brands to expand globally via online marketplaces.

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Nathan Taylor

Nathan is the co-founder and COO of New Zealand tech company, Partly.

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Anzel Singh

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.

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Thabiso Sibanda

Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the UK and Aotearoa, Thabi combines his commerce and science degrees with a passion for creative storytelling.

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Daisy Huang

Daisy is a Chinese New Zealander who graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in 2021 and will be starting as a junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital.

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Kauri Tearaura

Kauri is of Māori descent from four Pacific islands: Te Ika-ā-Māui, Tongareva, Avarau, and Tahiti.

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Maple Goh

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.

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Imche Fourie

Imche works on the intersection of deep technology and venture capital and is passionate about backing inquisitive people with visions of impact.

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James Ferrier

James is a passionate entrepreneur who currently works within packaging and new material development.

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Yen-Kai Chen

Yen-Kai is a space biologist. His interest drove him to initiate a field with no preexisting expertise.

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Nicole Lin

Nicole is an IT and business professional passionate about empowering inclusion, diversity, accessibility and equity in Aotearoa.

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Emilly Fan

Emilly will graduate from Harvard University in 2022 before starting a master's degree at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar.

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Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy

Irmine is a first-generation immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is working to make a difference for the next generation.

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Riki Kahukiwa

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.