Partnership Fund Board

The Partnership Fund Board supports the development of partnerships with philanthropic organisations, business, iwi, government and other funders to collectively engage and collaborate in order to support quality youth development opportunities for young people.

Partnership Fund Board members are Shana Malio-Satele (Chair), Duncan Matthews (Deputy Chair), Rachel Hopkins,Terry Shubkin, Kii Small, Paige Sullivan, Stevie Davis-Tana, Bilal Nasier and Ezekiel Raui. Five of the Board members are aged 24 years and under. These individuals contribute their skills and experience to lead a partnership approach for the provision of quality youth development opportunities.

Board Member Biographies

Shana Malio

Shana Malio-Satele (Chair) is the National Programme Director for the Great Potentials Foundation mentoring and tutoring programme, MATES. She is responsible for developing and leading a youth mentoring programme for young people, rangatahi and Pacific people across Auckland and Hamilton. Shana has over a decade of experience in youth-focused work and brings experience in building strong community relationships. 

Duncan Matthews

Duncan Matthews (Deputy Chair) is the Treasurer for the Rule Foundation, and former ED for RainbowYOUTH and Transgender Health Project Manager for the Northern Region DHBs. He has experience in youth work and mentoring young New Zealanders. With extensive connections across the Rainbow (LGBTIQ+) communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, Duncan has a passion to help young queer and gender diverse people.

Rachel Hopkins

Rachel Hopkins is the Chief Executive of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to equity and empowerment for all New Zealanders. She was the Founding Chair of the “Got a Trade? Got it Made!” programme, promoting trades and services careers to young people, particularly young Māori and Pacific people, and young women. Rachel has degrees in Law and Feminist Studies from the University of Canterbury, studied Design Thinking at Stanford University and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. She is an independent director of crowdfunding platform PledgeMe, and until April 2018, sat on the establishment board of the Auckland Foundation's Women's Fund and on the UN Women's Empowerment Principles Committee for New Zealand. Rachel was the Chair of the Partnership Fund Board for the 2018-2019 funding year.

Terry Shubkin

Terry Shubkin is the Chief Excitement Officer of the Young Enterprise Trust, a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to inspire young people to develop their full potential in business and in life. She brings an entrepreneurial mindset, as well as experience partnering with a range of funders and providers including corporate sponsors, government agencies and community trusts. Terry is involved in mentoring young New Zealanders through networks and organisations such Sir Peter Blake Trust, Lightning Lab and Start Up Weekend. She sits on the Board of the Manurewa High School Business Academy and the Wellington Culinary Events Trust.

Kii Small

Kii Small is a former Northland Youth MP and current director of Mapmo, a youth-led social consultancy that works with organisations and agencies on creating better services by conducting ethnographic research. He is passionate about young people creating and innovating. Kii graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Salient Magazine.

Paige Sullivan

Paige Sullivan is the current Chair for the Selwyn District Youth Council and a member of Youth Voice Canterbury. She is involved with a number of community and voluntary organisations. Paige is driven to improve youth wellbeing and mental health and is a strong advocate for young people, youth participation and youth voices.

Stevie Davis-Tana

Stevie Davis-Tana is a youth development worker and spoken word poet for Action Education, an Auckland organisation which encourages young people to explore their identity and develop skills using creative outlets. Stevie is passionate about young people, Te Ao Māori, creativity, education, and community development.

Bilal Nasier

Bilal Nasier is a current Clinical Psychology student and helps run Empower, a youth-led volunteer organisation which seeks to address the under-representation of former refugees in higher education through mentoring and workshops. He also has a background as a behaviour therapist working with children on the autism spectrum. His interests lie at the intersection of mental health, youth and identity. Outside study and work, Bilal is an avid cyclist and amateur vinyl collector.

Ezekiel Raui

Ezekiel Raui, recipient of of the Queen’s Young Leader Award (2018), is passionate about helping address mental health and wellbeing for young New Zealanders. He designed the programme Tu Kotahi (Stand as One) to help address mental health issues for rangatahi. This programme is being piloted in four schools across the country in 2018-2019. He is currently studying towards a business degree at Massey University.