Paula Tesoriero, MNZM
Paula Tesoriero MNZM is the Disability Rights Commissioner and works to promote and protect the rights of disabled New Zealanders.
She is a Paralympian, a world-champion athlete and a former senior public servant.
Paula has served on several boards including the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, New Zealand Artificial Limb Service, Sport Wellington and Paralympics New Zealand. She is also a current member of the New Zealand Sports Tribunal.
A law, Politics and Public Management graduate from Victoria University, Paula previously worked in private and public practice in law and policy.