Riki Manarangi: National Board Chair & Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Committee Member

Riki is a strong beliver that his strength is tosee things holistically, in that everything is interconnected. He gains this lens from being Māori (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Raukawa), Pacifika (Rarotonga, Cook Islands) and Pākehā (Ireland).

With this, both parents were also social workers for over 10 years and advocated empowerment of all fostering whānau to be good kaitiaki of our tamariki in while their care. One of his passions is to make sure that these values of empowering whānau are continued to be advocated for at a national level, with an interest to ahi kā the mana afforded to Birthright NZ over the past 65 years. He is a University of Waikato graduate having degrees in Law (LLB/LLM) and Management (BMS/MMS) and is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court. 

Active within the community over the past 15 years, Riki has been Chair, President and Secretary of various not-for-profit/charitable organisations.

Based in the mighty Waikato, Riki was the Deputy Chair of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce, and is an entreprenur and business owner, advisor to a consultancy firm, Key Relationships Manager for the New Zealand Shareholders Association and a Trustee of Birthright Waikato and Link House Trust.

Lisa Hardy

Hawkes Bay Representative

Tim Burns

Board Member

Jason Howarth

Board Member