Leadership changes at YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand


We are pleased to welcome the following leaders onto our board, and to help run our operations:
Awhimai Reynolds was elected as Treasurer at our AGM this month, along with Cath Lomax as a new board member. Both women were previously co-opted by the Board in September last year.

To demonstrate a commitment to young women’s leadership, our board constitutionally must include at least 25% young women and two Maori wahine. We are pleased to note with you that we have met our policy, and also have room to co-opt other members during the year for additional skills.

During our AGM, we agreed collectively to concentrate on two key strategic initiatives in our plan – research and data analysis & and national brand development (1.1 and 1.2).

Vanisa Dhiru has been appointed at General Manager (Acting) for the next 9 months to assist developing these strategic initiatives at a national level. Vanisa has given many years of service to the YWCA of Greater Wellington, and understands our organisation well from her own early leadership journey with us.

Vanisa will act as our key contact for operational work for YWCA A/NZ, and is based in Wellington.

We are pleased to welcome Awhimai, Cath and Vanisa as YWCA leaders, and seek to keep you updated every few months with progress on our initiatives.

Nga mihi mahana
Sina Wendt-Moore & Nive Sharat Chandran

Many thanks to all our funders, without their support we could not provide the important services we do.

  • Perpetual Guardian Trust Lottery Grants

YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand

+64 4 384 8117