Pauline Bennett – Chairperson.
Pauline has experience as the President of branches of National Council of Women (NCW), Convenor of the International Relations and Peace and Justice and Law Standing Committees of NCW and President of branches of Business and Professional Women NZ. She has 29 years teaching experience including 13 years in the special education sector, and 15 years experience in the health disability sector. Her volunteer work has focused on supporting and developing social respect and equality.
Pauline has training in William Glasser Reality Therapy and mediation. She has a passion for inclusion and the development of a society that highly values the individual and continually supports the enhancement of full potential.
Pauline looks forward to supporting Achieve2B’s aspirations.
Mei Zi Ho – Treasurer
Mei Zi has over 10 years of experience in the finance industry including roles in Deloitte and the RBNZ. Currently, Mei Zi is an analyst at Nikko Asset Management New Zealand. She is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand, and is actively involved in roles within the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand.
Mei Zi has a strong passion for children’s welfare in general and their ability to gain life experiences in a positive environment. Having lived and worked in 5 different countries, she believes that travel is an invaluable experience.
Julia Hartshorne – Founder/CEO/ Secretary.
Julia is the Founder of Achieve 2B. She is a Registered Social Worker. She was an AFS Exchange in 1988/89 to Columbus Ohio USA. Julia has lived and professional experience of disability. During her time away from Achieve 2B she enjoys time with her family.
Lit Wei – Board of Trustees
Lit Wei is a young New Zealand emerging leader. Born in Malaysia, he moved to Aotearoa at the age of two. He grew up in the diverse community of Kaipātiki, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).
Lit Wei works as a Climate Change and Sustainability Executive at Auckland Unlimited, the economic and cultural agency of Auckland. Lit Wei also worked in the International Education and Tourism field as a graduate at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography from the University of Auckland.
Lit Wei is an active young citizen who has spent many years in youth advocacy serving on the Kaipātiki Local Youth Board and Auckland Youth Advisory Panel, and US-NZ Youth Council. He also represented the Auckland Council at the Beijing International Youth Forum in 2016 and New Zealand at the Ship for World Youth 2020 facilitated by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.