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Iani Nemani

Iani Nemani brings a background in community economic development, labour market, industry training and workforce development and is an experienced engagement practitioner. He is currently the Manager, Strategic Engagement for Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities.

Iani is Tongan (‘Ovaka, Fasi moe Afi) with Fijian origins (Vulaga). In addition to bringing Pasifika governance expertise to Muka Tangata, Iani is currently a Board member for the Centre for Pacific Languages (formerly Pasifika Education Centre) and is Co-Chair of Leadership New Zealand. He also serves on the Consumer Experience Council and the Clinical Quality and Safety Committee for the Auckland District Health Board. He is also a Ministerial appointment to the Human Rights Review Tribunal Panel and the Social Workers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal.

Iani’s previous governance experience includes serving as a Board member for Family Life Education Pasifika and the Pacific Community Advisory Board for Manukau Institute of Technology. He holds qualifications in social work, economic development, social policy and theology and is an alumni of the Leadership New Zealand Mana Moana programme.