Our Board

The Board Members of the UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand for 2019-2020

Board Executive

Suzanne McNabb, 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.

Tara Singh

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.

Loretta Daunakamakama

Loretta is an experienced public service leader in policy, people and strategic roles across different sectors in Auckland and Wellington.  As a woman of Pacific heritage, Loretta uses her skill sets and expertise to support and encourage women regardless of class, status, ethnic make-up or abilities. Loretta is a graduate scholar of the University of Auckland with a First Class Honours Masters in Geography and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Geography.

Jenny Leith, Treasurer

Board Members

Zoe Ogilvie (co-opted)

Zoe is a communications and engagement specialist who’s passionate about enabling communities to make well-informed decisions about the things they care about. She has experience in marketing, communications, engagement,  and organisational psychology and has worked in central and local government roles leading strategic communications. She is also a committee member of Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara and the Ministry for Primary Industries Women’s Network Committee. This is her second Board role as she is still an independant board member of Alex Moore Park Sport and Community Inc. She lives in Wellington with her husband and son.

Kaarin Gaukrodger

Cate Mork, Vice President

Cate currently works as a management consultant for a leading global professional services firm, where she is part of the supply chain and operations performance improvement team.  She has a strong history of working in education with youth and currently serves on the board of CanTeen and leads the UN Women Auckland Committee. Cate loves a good coffee and if members and potential members are in Auckland she would be keen to touch base.  Cate joined the Board in 2017.

On leave of absence.