Board of Trustees

Dame Fran Wilde,
DNZM, QSO, Foundation Chair

Hon Dame Fran has had a distinguished career in national and local politics, including as a Cabinet Minister, Mayor of Wellington, Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and New Zealand representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council.

Te Poa Karoro (Paul) Morgan, CNZM, QSO,
Deputy Chair

Paul Morgan became a trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono in October 2021 and is the board's deputy chair.

Chris Seed

Chris Seed has been Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade since February 2019. Prior to this, he spent five years as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Australia.

Hongyu (Carol) Cheng

Carol Cheng is an experienced business adviser and chartered accountant with more than 20 years of accounting, auditing and advisory experience.

Mitchell Pham, ONZM

Mitchell Pham is a Vietnamese-Kiwi technology business and social entrepreneur.

Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i

Tupe Solomon-Tanoa'i became a trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono in October 2021.

Ziena Jalil

Ziena is an award-winning business and public sector leader, focused on deepening New Zealand’s engagement with the Asia Pacific, and improving outcomes for those with diverse cultures, abilities and experiences. 

Tina Porou,
Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri), MNZM

Tina is the founder of Poipoia, a kaupapa Māori company committed to providing environmental services to iwi, hapu, the public and private sector