Our team of enthusiastic professionals have a diverse range of skills and industry experience. We work collaboratively to understand your needs and expectations creating solutions and positive outcomes
Leaupepe has a passion for people, leadership and innovation which has allowed me to create and maintain a strong network in both the public and private sectors in NZ, the Pacific and Asia. He has a diverse career, from civil litigation and NZ foreign affairs to business strategy, evaluation and communications. As a transformational leader, Leaupepe can quickly assess issues and create immediate and sustainable solutions for different clients which are customized for their specific sectors and industries.
Asia NZ Foundation - Leadership Network Member 2018
NZ Delegate. Inaugural Emerging Leaders Dialogue Asia (ELDA) in Malaysia (Johor Study Tour) 2016
NZ Delegate. Pacific Leadership Foundation (PLF) Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue. Established under the auspices of Commonwealth Study Conferences (Australia) Incorporated (PNG Study Tour)
Co-Chair Pacific Cooperation Foundation as a Ministerial Appointee 2020-2022
Sport NZ Integrity Working Group, Ministerial Appointee 2021-2022
Board member on the Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) NZ Charitable Trust, 2019-2022
Board member, Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues (Commonwealth) 2019-2022
Chair- Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel for Auckland Council, 2017-19
Chair of Liston College (Auckland) 2016 & Board member 2016-2022
Founding Board Member, Tuputoa Trust: 2016-18
Sara-Jane is an admitted Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand and a strategic management consultant with a background in media, creative enterprise, education. For over 20 years her passion for contemporary Pacific music has gained national and international recognition including published academia in ethnomusicology. She values stakeholder engagement and through innovation applies best practices to enhance inclusive relationships and create engaging solutions.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference (CSC), Canada; 2023
Celebrity Speakers; 2023
Breakthrough Leaders programme, Global Women: 2022
NZ Women of Influence - Arts and Culture: 2021
40 Under 40 Business Leader, University of Auckland Alumni: 2020
Leadership New Zealand Alumni: 2018
Board member, Ministerial Appointee - Foundation North: 2021-2024, Member Audit, Finance, Risk and Compliance
Director, Good Shepherd NZ, 2019-2022
Board member, Ministerial Appointee, Pacific Media Network / National Pacific Radio Trust: 2017-2021
Chair, Community Law South Auckland: 2017-2022
Trustee to Community Law Aotearoa’s national body: 2020-2022
Chair, Failoa Famili Charitable Trust: 2019-2022
Consultant (Learning & Development)
Daniel has a wealth of experience in Learning & Development and Leadership in the Aviation, Hospitality, Education & Tourism Sectors. His Passion for people and service runs through his veins and empowering individuals of all cultures to excel in their chosen fields. An expert in Sales & Marketing, Airline Operations, Event Management & MC Host, as well as coaching, he has mentored several youths for their professional development in tertiary, through guest speaking to Students & HODs at High Schools around NZ including, ITC and AUT.
As a proud Kiwi with French tropical origins, he is enriched with culture and languages including from his global travels.
He has represented the hospitality industry for Auckland Business Chamber and was selected to judge the Auckland Business Awards for the Customer Service category.
A Proud Samoan with a genuine passion for people driving her purpose to inspire, empower, care, enable and encourage people to live their best self authentically, especially our Pasifika Women. With more than 20 years of experience in the Aviation and Corporate Industry, her strengths and experience are varied from Operational Excellence, Team Leadership, Learning and Development, Coaching and Mentorship, Consultancy, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity and Inclusion and Business Development.
Media and Communications Lead
Vaiola has a background in social media and communications. She has previously worked with UN Youth NZ, Multiethnic Young Leaders NZ focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. In 2022, she was also a part of the Official NZ Government Delegation to the UN CSW66 as a NGO representative.
Vaiola's contributions to the Pacific community was recognised when she was selected as a recipient of YWCA Y25 2021 and the 2022 Sunpix Pacific Peoples Awards as a recipient for the Young Emerging Leader Award, which she says are some of her proudest achievements.
Galumalemana Latafale Leavasa
Project Lead and Administrator
Latafale has worked in a range of positions involving foreign policy, management, leadership, modelling, community work and performance. A scholarship student at Otago University, she graduated with a double degree in Law and Music and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2017.
She’s worked in various roles across sectors: care-working in the social services, case managing in family law, Marketing for the Samoan Tourism Authority & she has represented New Zealand & Samoa on a national and international level for singing, sports and modelling.
Now a mother, she is excited to begin the diverse and rewarding work with ECG.