Anaru Fraser Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager
The new General Manager of Hui E! Community Aotearoa is Anaru Fraser. Formerly working with MPI, MBIE, DOC and MLC he has over 15 years’ international policy development experience in the United Nations area of food security and malnutrition and more broadly in education, health, human rights, justice, environmental and cultural rights related to Indigenous Peoples and civil societies.
He has worked closely on development issues both nationally – Crown-Maori Economic Growth Partnership – and internationally – the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is part of an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific – and represents them on a global committee on Food Security within the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). He is an international advocate for food security in the areas of connecting smallholders to markets, fisheries and aquaculture, land tenure, agriculture investment, nutrition, price volatility, protracted crisis and conflict, climate change and biofuels.
Dave Henderson External Relations Manager
Dave is External Relations Manager for Hui E!, working with a wide range of government agencies, advisory groups and non-government networks, working to ensure the perspective and contribution of all community based organisations is included in policy-making planning and programme design.
For the previous 10 years Dave was Coordinator of ANGOA, the Association of Non-Government Organisations of Aotearoa, a national network that encompassed very many community and voluntary organisations in New Zealand. ANGOA was one of the two organisations that came together to establish Hui E!
He is active in CIVICUS, the world alliance for citizen participation and is chair of its sub-group the Affinity Group of National Associations.
Prior to working with ANGOA Dave was Secretary General of Rehabilitation International (RI), a global CSO based in New York with members in over 120 countries. RI focuses on disabled people’s rights and inclusion, and during Dave’s time as Secretary General RI initiated the successful push for a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
At RI Dave led projects that bridge the gap between civil society organisations and Government in a range of countries, in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, North America and the Pacific. He also worked on disability issues with United Nations agencies including Commission on Human Rights, WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO and the Commission for Social Development, as well as the World Bank, OECD and the Commonwealth.
In the 1980s and 1990s Dave worked on national projects and then became CEO of the NZ Disabled Persons Assembly, receiving a Queen’s honour for his work on disabled people’s rights and participation. In the 1960’s and 1970s he was involved in community initiatives in prisoner support and a food coop.
Dave is also Chair of Kidney Health NZ, formerly the New Zealand Kidney Foundation.