Chair since 2017, Lisa is a Fellow of the Public Relations Association of New Zealand (PRINZ) and works in Communications for the University of Auckland. She is an experienced team leader.
Duane is a qualified accountant currently working for Beca as a Finance Business Partner, assessing the performance of business units and working with management to achieve strategic goals. He has experience as an auditor and as a management accountant, and has worked as a volunteer for Auckland City Mission and De Paul House.
Deb’s connection with the Massive whānau began as a fledgling technician with Maidment Youth Theatre in 1996. This turned out to be a pivotal experience for her and the start of a career in the arts.
She has now amassed over 20 years experience in arts management including producing, touring, funding advisory, business development and strategy, and is currently the Arts and Culture Operational Strategy Advisor at Auckland Council.
Fasitua is an actor and performer with extensive experience in the performing arts. He is the current co-Vice President of New Zealand Actor’s Equity, and a long-standing member of the board.
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Whetu is a mother and interdisciplinary creative practitioner who is deeply invested in re-telling, re-claiming and re-affirming the sacredness of women. Alongside her arts practice, she specialises in Youth Development and project/event management.
Whetu is an Alumni Sir Edmund Hilary Scholar for Dance & Theatre, and holds both an Honours Degree in Theatre & Dance and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Māori Creative & Performing Arts.
Dione is the founder of Black Creatives Aotearoa and co-founder of JK Productions: He Kōrero Ngā Tahi (Telling Our Stories Together). Her commitment to creating, sharing and manifesting opportunities for diverse artists has seen her work as director and dramaturge in theatre for the last decade across New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
Dione has also been active as a stage critic, international guest scholar and community advocate. She has an MA in Community and Cultural Development from the Victorian College of the Arts and a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne.
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Thomas is a 2016 graduate of Ka Eke Poutama, Māori Governance programme. As a community engagement practitioner with cross sectorial experience, he is currently working within local government to implement an empowered communities approach.