Sarah is enrolled as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and practiced law for almost 20 years at Izard Weston, first as a partner and then as a consultant. She specialised in media law, intellectual property and public law.
She left legal practice to study and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 2013. This qualification has helped her hone her understanding of best practice methods in governance, finance and management.
Sarah is currently focusing on her business interests while broadening her governance experience and extending the reach of the Wellington based charity “Forward Gear”. She is also a member of the Copyright Tribunal.
David has been involved in community sector ICT for some years, focusing on important issues for the sector and getting something done about them. In this previous role, David promoted several ICT capacity-building initiatives, such as TechSoup NZ, being keen to facilitate awareness about and access to ICT tools to the benefit of all sector groups.
He has more recently been involved in promoting access to and the value of public libraries to our communities. Libraries nowadays play a crucial part in growing digital literacy in local communities and this activity fits well with the Trust’s ambitions.
He is now back in the government sector in a communications and IT management role working to promote and progress accounting and assurance standards across business, government and not-for-profit sectors.
David sees his role with the Trust as one where he can actively focus on ICT proficiency, access and usage throughout our communities. He has been active in exploring with government and other players ways to grow community sector ICT competence and how problems might be better addressed.
He is also a strong believer in bringing training and skill development opportunities to community organisations and certainly in the communities they serve to ensure digital inclusion for all New Zealanders.
Catherine has worked in New Zealand and Victoria’s respective state sectors for twenty years. She has a wide range of skills and expertise, and a strong background in strategic and advisory services. Many of the assignments Catherine has completed have been in support of senior leaders and executive teams, and on behalf of government ministers.
Catherine’s current speciality is government and democracy in the digital age. Her foremost interests are:
- digital government
- ICT-enabled public sector strategy and change
- the societal and economic inequalities and inequities related to the advent of digital technologies.
Last year Catherine completed a Master of e-Government (Distinction) with Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government. She graduated with an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne in 2005, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), also from Victoria University.
Catherine has previously held justice sector information and research governance roles. She is a member of the Institute of Directors. She is also a regular participant in Victoria University’s alumni mentoring programme.
Angela Hauk-Willis – Trustee
Angela emigrated from Germany to New Zealand after completing an MA at Freiburg University. Since then she has worked in the state sector and has held senior management positions including General Manager Executive Government Support (Department of Internal Affairs) and Deputy Secretary of The Treasury. Both these roles included strategic oversight of organisational IT and knowledge management.
In early 2010 Angela embarked on a new phase in her career, focusing on her interests in governance, professional conduct and organisational development. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Her current portfolio includes the following appointments:
- Board member, New Zealand Fire Service Commission
- Board member, Independent Police Conduct Authority
- Lay member, Disciplinary Tribunal, NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Lay member, Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Angela also runs a consultancy practice focusing on organisational reviews, leadership development and coaching and mentoring.
Angela Lim – Trustee
Angela is a medical doctor and CEO and co-founder of her company Catalyst Point. Catalyst Point seeks to promote innovation in the health sector by improving knowledge management and sharing. She also sits on several nationally led health IT projects’ governance boards and leadership groups.
Angela is passionate about improving health care systems to deliver better health outcomes for all. Her latest research understanding how social deprivation plays a part in ethnic disparity was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health.
She is a strong advocate of preventive health and tackling the social determinants of health. She also believes NZ has the potential to fully develop an innovative knowledge based economy. Both those reasons are why she is excited to be a part of the 20/20 Trust and help improve the digital literacy of all New Zealanders.
Her commitment to giving back to her community also sees her on the board of the YWCA Aotearoa NZ Board and the Auckland Council’s Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.
The Ministry for Women’s Inspiring Women stories has captured her leadership journey and she was also featured 4th on the New Zealand Herald Spy’s 30 under 30: Bright young things.
Alaelua Taulapapa Leasoiloaifaleupolu Malesala – Trustee
Alaelua Taulapapa Leasoiloaifaleupolu Malesala is a Cultural Advisor for the Regional Youth Forensic Service and Te Kaahu Service at the Kari Centre, and has been in these roles since June 2013. He is also part of the Auckland District Health Board Pacific Matua Council Advisory Group.
Malesala is of Samoan descent and holds 3 chiefly titles of which 1 is an Ali’i or High Chief Title of Taulapapa from the village of Taga in Savai’i, and 2 tulafale or orator titles of Alaelua and Leasoiloaifaleupolu from the village of Lufilufi in Upolu.
Malesala holds a Certificate of Youth Studies from Auckland University and a Diploma in Arts-Interpreting with Auckland University of Technology.
He has provided cultural consultation and advice to the NZ Police for seven years at district and national level. He has also been involved in the development of a Pasefika youth offending prevention programme (Faasinomaga/Samoan Cultural Identity Programme) in South Auckland, to encourage cultural engagement of Pasefika youth to minimise antisocial and offending behaviour as well as improving Police capabilities of working with Pasefika youth offenders.
He currently remains involved in a cultural advisory role with the Police, Auckland City Council, Toa Samoa Rugby League (NZ Chapter), Waimahia Intermediate, James Cook High School and Whakatakapokai Care and Protection Residence. Malesala continues to lead and assist in events to engage with Pasefika youth, their families and communities throughout the Auckland region.