Leaders Panel, facilitated by Miriama Kamo - 1pm-2pm

This panel will feature four of our NGO social service leaders in conversation with award-winning broadcaster Miriama Kamo. Sure to deliver insightful and lively kōrerorero, they’ll reflect on what it means to lead in the social sector right now, the challenges and opportunities, what they’ve been learning and their perspectives on the future.


Jackie Burrows

Jackie Burrows

Ko Hikurangi te Maunga.

Ko Taumarere te Awa  

Ko Mahuhuki te rangi te marae

Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka.

Ko Ngati Moerewa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngati Hine nga hapu.

Ngāpuhi te iwi –

Ko Kaka Porowini te tupuna

Ko Jackie Burrows toku ingoa I noho ahau i Ōtautahi

Ko Hokimate Moraghan toku whaea no Tautoro ia

Ko Kerry Rogers toku matua, he pakeha ia, no Wanganui.

Jackie Burrows is the Chief Executive of He Waka Tapu, a kaupapa Māori hauora organisation in Ōtautahi. Jackie has held the role for four years, having served as a senior manager for He Waka Tapu for the past 10 years. During her time as CEO, she’s moved the organisation from 47 kaimahi and seven funding lines to 97 kaimahi and 17 funding lines, this has included building a fit-for-purpose building and two service sites in Ōtautahi and Hakatere.

Jackie’s philosophy on organisational leadership is simple, “to bring about changes we need to be innovative in our thinking and allow people to be able to do their mahi”. What she means is get out of the way and allow the work to happen – as leaders we don’t need to control everything. Jackie’s experience as a trainer of the Strengths Model approach has been transferrable to her leadership style and  development of her management team, in turn influencing how they lead service teams.

Jackie has a Bachelor in Applied Management majoring in Business Transformation and Change and is months away from completing her Masters in Indigenous and Māori Leadership (University of Canterbury) and believes in development for everyone within the organisation. Developing our future leaders by providing on the job opportunities is important to Jackie. She views it as a strategic modality that requires vision, commitment and the ability to trust your teams to take up new responsibilities, develop projects and manage the implementation.

Jackie ensures she manages her balance well, replenishing her “wai” by training horses with her husband George and whānau, a hobby that often needs the same leadership required her CEO role.


Kate Bundle

 Kate Bundle

Kate Bundle is Chief Executive of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand, a national organisation providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis.

Prior to taking on the CE role in 2017, Kate led GRG’s communications and business development. Before this, Kate served for 14 years as a trustee on the GRG Board. Kate has been involved with GRG since 1999 when its first support group was established. Practising as a family lawyer at that time, she represented many grandparents who were raising their grandchildren because of serious issues with their parents.  Through that experience she gained an insight into the plight of grandparents going through the family court system and the challenges they face.

Kate’s career includes experience in various marketing, communications and risk management roles in the banking industry, executive management in the professional development and training sector and editorial work.  

Kate graduated with an LLB from the University of Otago in 1989, and she and her husband have three children.



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Katie Murray QSM, MNZM

Katie Murray is married with 4 children, is a representative on several National Social Design Working Parties, previous Chairperson of Te Hiku Iwi Development Trust and historically served as Deputy Chair for TROTR, for over 12 years. Katie is Chief Executive Officer of Waitomo Papakainga Development Society, a role she has held since its establishment, for over 30 years.

In 2003, Katie was the youngest woman to be awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for Services to the Community. In 2021 she became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.  For many years Katie has been advocating for Te Hiku o te Ika and will continue to pioneer for her people for more years to come.

As a qualified Social Worker, Katie has used her Tohu to practice and promote Te Ao Māori, Te Reo me ona Tikanga, Whakapapa and Whanaungatanga within her work spaces which permeates throughout the rohe.  She continues to not only inspire Te Hiku but all those who work alongside her. 



Tevita Funaki

 Tevita Funaki

Tevita Funaki was born in Tamaki Makaurau and raised in Tonga before studying in Dunedin including obtaining a B.Com at Otago University.  This has subsequently been complemented by post-graduate studies, including at Harvard. 

Tevita is Chief Executive Officer of The Fono Trust, a role he’s held since July 2010. The Fono provides Medical, Dental, Social, Public Health, Whānau Ora, Mental Health and Educational services across the Auckland Region. Prior to joining The Fono, Tevita was the Pacific Health Manager for ProCare Health Ltd and was the National Pasifika Liaison Advisor for Massey University. 

Currently, Tevita is the Chairman of the Pacific Business Trust, ProCare Health Ltd and its Pacific Advisory Board, Oceania Career Academy, Ministry of Social Development Pacific Governance Group and Unitec Fono Faufautua Committee. Tevita is also a member of the Police Commissioner National Pacific Advisory Group and the Waitemata District Commander Pacific Advisory Group.

Tevita has established networks and relationships with our Pasifika communities across New Zealand in particular our Auckland Pasifika communities. He has a strong commitment to the wellbeing and prosperity of our Pasifika peoples.