Partnership Fund Board

The Partnership Fund Board leads the development of collaborative partnerships with business and philanthropic sectors, iwi and other government funders which aim to deliver quality youth development opportunities for more young people.

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

Board Member Biographies

Rachel Hopkins

Rachel Hopkins (Chair) is the Chief Executive of Diversity Works and has substantial experience in business and philanthropic sectors. Previously, she was in the senior leadership team at multi-sector industry training organisation Competenz. 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. She sits on the Boards of the Women’s Fund, Auckland Foundation and crowd funding platform PledgeMe.

Shana Malio

Shana Malio-Satele (Deputy 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 Māori and Pacific people across Auckland. Shana has over a decade of experience in youth-focused work and brings experience in building strong community relationships. 

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 the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Lightning Lab. She is actively engaged with schools and sits on the Board of the Manurewa High School Business Academy.

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. He is currently in his third year at Victoria University of Wellington.

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.

Duncan Matthews

Duncan Matthews is the Manager for OUTLine NZ and the 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.

Diva-Ataahua Ratu

Diva-Ataahua Ratu is involved in a wide array of community initiatives aimed at addressing social issues impacting young people. She is focused on improving the wellbeing of rangatahi and has participated in and facilitated a number of iwi and marae-based rangatahi initiatives.

Bilal Nasier

Bilal Nasier works as a Youth Worker for New Zealand Red Cross, supporting newly arrived refugee young people. He is involved with a number of community and voluntary organisations, including helping young refugees access higher education and support networks. With a degree in psychology, he is interested in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young New Zealanders.

Ezekiel Raui

Ezekiel Raui, winner 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.