Moana Pasifika Welcomes Sara-Jane Elika as Newest Board Member

Moana Pasifika Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara-Jane Elika to its Board of Trustees. Sara-Jane is a highly regarded Director of ECG, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic advice on leadership and the Pacific economy. With her extensive experience in executive management and crisis media communications, Sara-Jane has established herself as a well-respected leader within both the public and private sectors.

“I am excited to be joining the Board of Moana Pasifika and love how sport can connect with people from all backgrounds,” said Sara-Jane. 

“Using my experience in sports management and having watched my own family reach international sporting honours, I look forward to bringing a different lens and sharing my passion for entertainment and media at the governance level.”

Sara-Jane is a trustee/director of Foundation North and Good Shepherd NZ and has been recognised with several awards for her outstanding leadership, including the “Emerging Leader” award from Governance NZ, Women on Boards in 2017, and the “40 Under 40 Business Leader” award from the University of Auckland Alumnus in 2020. In the same year, she was a finalist in the “NZ Women of Influence” awards for her contribution to Arts and Culture.

As an alumnus of Leadership NZ and Global Women Breakthrough Leaders 2022 cohort, Sara-Jane brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Moana Pasifika Charitable Trust Board. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of NZ. New Zealand Samoan Sara-Jane is married and a mother of four children aged between seven and thirteen.

“Moana Pasifika Charitable Trust is thrilled to welcome Sara-Jane to its Board of Trustees, Sara-Jane’s experience and expertise across a range of working environments over many years, both Pasifika and mainstream, will add huge value to our governance duties and responsibilities. Indeed Sara-Jane is a great asset to Moana Pasifika as we continue to deliver on our mission of promoting and supporting Pasifika involvement in rugby and the community,” said La’auli Sir Michael Jones.

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