Melissa Lee was born in Korea and grew up in Malaysia, settling in New Zealand in 1988. She has more than 20 years' journalism experience, including a five-year stint with the Sunday News.
Peter Miskimmin has a wealth of experience as an athlete, coach and sports leader.
GNZM, QSO, KStJ
Sir Anand Satyanand has worked as a lawyer, Judge and Ombudsman and was New Zealand’s 19th Governor-General from 2006 until 2011.
Farib Sos has had wide experience in both the private and public sectors in New Zealand, spanning some 35 years.
Dr Alan Bollard is Chair for Pacific Region Business at Victoria University of Wellington.
Hon Philip Burdon has had a distinguished career across the fields of law, business, and politics.
Rob Fyfe is an experienced director, and former CEO of a global airline.
Trish Carter was the Asia Pacific establishment editor and bureau chief for Al Jazeera. She has held senior news and current affairs management positions in New Zealand broadcasting over a career spanning 25 years.
Peter Chin was born in Dunedin to Chinese parents – shopkeepers who owned and operated laundries and fish and chip shops.
Traci Houpapa is the chair of the Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA). She specialises in strategic and economic development.
Emeritus professor Manying Ip 叶宋曼瑛 CNZM came to New Zealand in 1974 from Hong Kong.
Ian Kennedy is Chair of the Japan New Zealand Business Council. As a former career diplomat, he was posted three times to Japan, most recently as Ambassador from 2007 to July 2012.
Richard Long ONZM is a veteran journalist who spent more than 20 years in the parliamentary press gallery and is now a life member.
Mitchell Pham is a Vietnamese-Kiwi technology business and social entrepreneur who originally arrived in New Zealand as a refugee at the age of 13.
Simon Power is GM Commercial, Corporate and Institutional at Westpac New Zealand. He joined the company in 2012 after a 12-year career as a member of parliament in New Zealand.
Sir Don McKinnon was first elected to parliament in 1978. He was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister in 1990 and became the longest-serving Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in New Zealand's history.
A Sri Lankan New Zealander, Vanushi’s family moved to New Zealand in 1987. She has a background in law and advocacy and has both national and international experience and has worked in private practice, the public sector and the community sector.