Our Board

The Board Members of the UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand for 2021-2022

Board Members

Tara Singh, President

Tara’s philanthropic work and leadership has positioned her as a public advocate for women and girl child issues, clean energy/sustainability in business and environmental conservation, and animal welfare and rights. As a repeat delegate to the White House and United Nations, the essence of Tara’s professional life’s mission is to support women and youth and to empower our next generation of global leaders. Working with the support of the United Nations, Tara is a regular forum and session participant, serving on working groups and committees including the UN’s Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development’s (IANYD) Youth and Gender Equality and UN Women’s Business and Philanthropy Leaders’ Forum.  Tara is our Auckland representative.

Suzanne McNabb, Immediate Past President

Suzanne has been actively involved in women’s issues and gender equality over many years.  She has been co-convenor of the NZ Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Women’s Council; organised and chaired several Biennial Women’s Conferences; represented the CTU on NACEW (National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women) which reports to the Minister for Women for seven years; and been Convenor of the Pay Equity Coalition.  Suzanne has completed three terms as a Board member of UN Women NCANZ.

Riki Woods

Riki is an experienced financial accountant specialising in working with small and medium businesses and has 15 years experience working for accounting firms in Wellington including Associate Director at Deloitte Private and is now independently contracting as a VCFO.  In her spare time Riki mentors small startups and sole traders to help them understand the key financial and compliance skills essential to running a business.

Anna Cameron

Anna is Executive Director of Auckland Theatre Company and has worked in leadership and management positions across a variety of arts and creative industry senior roles at Auckland Council, New Zealand International Arts Festival, British Council, City Gallery Wellington and Playmarket. Anna’s key strengths are people and culture development, strategic planning and relationship management. Through collaboration and mentoring, Anna is committed to enabling the next generation of creative thinkers.

Our Team

2021-2022

Executive Officer

Gina Tinning

Gina Tinning (Ngāpuhi, Takitumu) is a seasoned fundraising professional. She has over 15 years’ experience working for international humanitarian aid and development organisations in various fundraising and communications management roles. Gina’s career spans a wide range of disciplines, including multi-channel fundraising, donor communications and acquisition.  A natural leader with a strong sense of putting people first in all arenas, Gina is passionate about creating systemic change through advocacy and education and currently serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working Group at World Vision New Zealand.

Administrator/Communications Support

Madison Walker