Hanga-Aro-Rau welcomes new General Manager, Corporate Services

We are thrilled to advise Maria Fuata has joined our growing kaimahi in the role of General Manager, Corporate Services.

Ms Fuata brings 15 years of experience in financial management and corporate services, working across a number of New Zealand crown entities, primarily within the Pacific business development, Pacific regional cooperation and Pacific media spaces. Prior to that, Ms Fuata worked in auditing and assurance for five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Suva, Fiji.

She was recently the Programme Manager Pasifika at Auckland Uniservices Limited, leading the mahi for professional learning and development (PLD) for educators in schools with high Pacific learners across Aotearoa, working closely with the Ministry of Education.

“I am excited to be joining such a growing and dynamic organisation. I am truly inspired and energised by the vision for transformative change in vocational education that is the basis for all Hanga-Aro-Rau does”, she said.

Ms Fuata is an advocate for promoting and preserving Pacific languages and cultural identity as a taoga and leads this mahi for her Rotuman language and culture as a community leader and Chairperson of the New Zealand Rotuman Fellowship Incorporated Society. She currently serves on the Pacific Business Trust and Pacific Media Network boards.

Of Rotuman descent, from the villages of Itumuta and Juju, Ms Fuata was born and raised in Lautoka, Fiji.

Ms Fuata’s first day was Monday 16 May 2022.