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Leadership Network members

Mabel Ye

Mabel is a policy officer at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade. She studied Law at Victoria University of Wellington and was awarded a Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Asia, allowing her to exchange to the National Taiwan University for a semester. She is passionate about exploring and learning about the world and had already travelled to 30 countries before the age of 23.

Mabel is an active Leadership Network member and has been involved in a number of network events and activities, including the 2017 Rethinking Leadership Hui,  the 2018 Sustainability Hui, and the offshore hui to Manila in 2018 alongside 11 of her fellow members.

On her experience in Manila, Mabel says, “I’ve been able to understand the culture and history of the Philippines in a completely different way from coming in a tourist, learning about it online or at school.


“I’ve been able to connect with other Leadership Network members in a different way as well. We’ve been able to learn about the Philippines together, and also learn about each other’s backgrounds and areas of expertise. Every person who has attended this hui has learnt lot about themselves, about other people, and about the Philippines itself.”

In 2019, Mabel interned at the New Zealand Consulate-General office in Chengdu through the Foundation's business internship programme.