Carla Teng joined the Foundation in 2023. She has over 15 years of experience in broadcast journalism and public relations. Her television career in the Philippines started as a weather presenter and news reporter for UNTV's morning news programme.
Later, she joined TV5 Network as an international relations correspondent, covering stories about the Philippines' foreign affairs department, Filipino migrant workers, and world leaders summits. She also gained journalism training in China, Singapore, and Israel.
Carla was a former member of the Vatican press and served as the close-in reporter of Pope Francis during his apostolic visits to Asia.
In 2017, she received a New Zealand ASEAN scholarship from MFAT and finished her Master of International Development at Massey University. After her studies, she worked as the chief editor for the Office of the President of the Philippines.
As a public relations specialist, she worked for numerous private companies in the Philippines, including the Ayala Corporation and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.
Carla moved to Tamaki Makaurau in 2022, where she worked at one of the leading marketing firms in New Zealand.