Hui E! Trustees


Simon Cayley – Chair

Simon is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Bishop’s Acton Foundation in New Plymouth which works as a catalyst for change supporting communities and organisations to address as yet unmet needs. He has extensive experience in community development, capacity building, social research, governance and management.

Simon has an MPhil with a research thesis that examined governance in community sector organisations and has completed Post-Graduate Diplomas in Development Studies and Public Health.

He is inaugural Chair of Hui E! Community Aotearoa, is an accredited business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand and a coach of junior level cricket and football.

Sonya Rimene

Sonya Rimene

Sonya is of Ngati Kahungungu, Rangitane (Wairarapa), Te Arawa (Rotorua) and Ngai Tahu (Bluff) descent. Sonya has just left Plunket where she was General Manager, Maori Health. She was passionate to develop Plunket’s services that empower whanau to achieve their aspirations. Sonya has worked predominantly in the public sector for over 20 years and held board positions on Government, community and Iwi boards such as: Te Runanga o Rangitaane Trust; Wairarapa Moana Trust; Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre; Maori Advisory Group National Screening Unit; Maori & Pacific Advisory Group Social Workers Registration Board.

During Sonya’’s career she has built up an extensive network of Government, NGO, Iwi and Maori organisations in the policy and operational policy arena to look at how best to engage, influence the decision makers to create change, and build capacity and capability in communities.

Sonya has been privileged to work in the advisory group that developed the Kia Tutahi Accord between NGOs and Government, and advocate at international and national meetings a number of issues such as: zero tolerance to violence, inquiry for the determinants of wellbeing for Maori children; the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children; Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women at the United Nations.

Sonya has four children who have come through Te Kohanga Reo, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori and University. Her children are confident Rangitaane and Kahungunu citizens of the world.

Marion Blake

Marion Blake

Marion has spent most of her working life in a variety of health, disability and social service settings both in England and New Zealand. Her roles have included hospital and social services management, planning and developing new community services, quality assurance and workforce development.

For the last thirteen years Marion has been CEO of Platform Trust, a national network of community organisations that work with people whose lives have been impacted by the complex and damaging impact of mental health and addiction issues. Platform provides a point of contact for nationwide feedback on issues that relate to mental health and addiction and the community sector. A key role of Platform is to champion matters that impact on community organisations, their ability to confidently provide contemporary health and social services.

Marion is a connector and takes an active role in working across agencies to get the most we can from everyone. Working in Wellington and having an understanding of the political process Marion often finds herself bridging the gap of understanding and translating between the cultures of the community sector and the government departments. Marion is currently the chair of ANGOA (the Association of NGOs Aotearoa).

Charlie Moore

CharlieMoore (165 x 164) Charlie has spent many years working in both Auckland and Wellington in a variety of public sector and community roles. This has included a number of roles with the Dept of Labour, (including 3 years as General Manager of the Community Employment Group (CEG)), with the Dept of Internal Affairs, the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector and with the Families Commission.

A constant theme has been a recognition of the critical importance of community development and working to improve the connection between community and government systems. Charlie is currently Executive Office for Community Waitakere a community development / environmental organisation working in West Auckland.

He is currently well settled in Titirangi with children and grandchildren close by.

Pania Coote

Pania Coote CropDescendant of Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Porou, her whakapapa is from the Titi islands through to Moeraki and beyond. Born and raised in Bluff, she is married to Russell, with three beautiful adult children and blessed with four mokopuna.

Pania is the Southern DHB Executive Director of Māori Health, Kaiwhakahaere Hauora Māori. She has the overall responsibility for Māori Health across the Southern district (Otago/Southland regions).

Pania has a background in health, social and education, with a Masters in Social Welfare through the University of Otago. She has a range of interests including research, community development, workforce development and reducing health disparities. Building on over 20 years’ experience in the health arena, she strives to improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the people that she serves.

Sandy Thompson

sandy photo (2) (225 x 150)Sandy is based in Auckland where she is a senior lecturer on Unitec’s Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management. Sandy is involved in developing and delivering Not for Profit Leadership programmes in both New Zealand and the Pacific and is part of a consortium of consultants who support leadership and organisation development in the sector.

Sandy is the Chairperson of ChildAlert ECPAT NZ, an organisation that seeks to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. She is also the Pacific representative on the ECPAT International board. Sandys Pacific experience has led her to being an Ako Aotearoa trainer delivering workshops on effective teaching in tertiary institutions around NZ.

Natasha Kemp


Natasha is the CEO of Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust, a Maori Youth Health and Wellbeing Provider located in South Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa. She is also one of three CEO’s who are part of the Kotahitanga Whanau Ora Collective.

Natasha has worked in the New Zealand health sector for the last 16 years. She is experienced in Community Development and has also worked in Maori Health Funding and Planning roles.

In her current CEO role, Natasha manages an innovative youth-focused organisation that specialises in Sexual Health Education in Maori and non-Maori Schools (e.g. Secondary, Kura Kaupapa Maori and Alternative Education Centres). Te Kaha also provides a Teenage Parenting Service for Youth aged 12- 19 years of age and a Mama & Pepi (Mother & Baby) Support Service, Intensive Stop Smoking Service, a Mobile Health Prevention & Promotion Team and Kaiarahi services focused on Whanau Ora Commissioning Activities for rangatahi.

Natasha‘s contribution to the South Auckland community was established through Dziah Dance Academy from 2007 – 2015 as the Director, DDA supported and encourage young people to live their dreams through Hip Hop. Dziah Dance Academy are nationally and internally recognised throughout the Hip Hop Dance World as the first New Zealand Hip Hop Crew to represent NZ at the World Hip Hop Champs in the USA.

Natasha is also a Governance Board member and Regional South Auckland Manager for Street Dance NZ, and has been the Team New Zealand Director for the World Hip Hop International Competition and Delegation from 2014 to the present.

Kaye-Maree Dunn

Kaye-Maree DunnKaye-Maree is an entrepreneur and Permaculturalist from Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake, Ngāti Mahanga me Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and resides in Wainuiomata Wellington.  She is fascinated with family, community and technology and has been working in the realm of Maori and Community development for over 16 years.

Kaye-Maree’s career has spanned Child Youth and Family, The Dept of Labour, The Māori Land Court, NZ Maori Tourism and Community Housing and has recently been involved in Social Enterprise Development and Whānau Ora Facilitation and Planning – particularly with hard to reach families.

Kaye-Maree is the Director of Making Everything Achievable Limited and is a  Contracted Project Manager with Maori Womens Development Inc.   She is on the Board of Te PaepaeArahi, a Māori mental health provider in the Hutt Valley and is advising on the strategic development of Hei Manaaki Ngā Kaumātua Charitable Trust and previous advisor to Grow Aotearoa a National ecology and sustainability organisation.  Kaye-Maree is also a member of the Wellington Maori Komiti and was previously one of the Wellington Representatives on the New-Zealand Māori Council.

Quality Governance is a passion for Kaye-Maree ensuring that individuals have the right tools and support to govern their organisations with confidence and competence.  She has been working with a range of Rangatahi and Iwi groups with Te Whare Hukahuka for over the past 8 months and loves being involved lifting the transformative capability of Whanau,hapu and iwi led entities to actively contribute to the growth of NZ’s economic potential.

Dorte Wray


Dorte is based on Waiheke Island and is the Executive Officer of the Community Recycling Network Aotearoa which supports community organisations working on waste and resource issues. She has developed a strong respect for the role of networking organisations and peak bodies whilst in this position and believes that more can be achieved by working together than separately.

Dorte has a graduate diploma in Not-for-Profit Management and has worked in a variety of roles within the community sector including the peace education, health and disability and environment sectors. A key interest is the intersect between social, environmental and economic outcomes and the value that can be realised within communities when these things are considered as interdependent.