15. Anne Degia-Pala QSM

Kelston Electorate

A West Auckland local for over 30 years, Anne is a well-known community advocate, engagement consultant, and company director. Following a career in the corporate sector, Anne has served in several roles within community development and governance, and is strongly committed to the well being and social advancement of families.

Anne founded women’s leadership network Ethnix Links in 2006, is Chair of the Whau Ethnic Peoples’ Plan in West Auckland, and also serves as an advisory member of the Interfaith Auckland group. Her work in the voluntary sector with ethnic communities earned her a Queen’s Service Medal in 2007.