Meet our governing board

The UNICEF Aotearoa Board of Trustees is responsible for monitoring and maximising the performance of UNICEF Aotearoa. It governs according to the 'New Zealand National Committee Trust Deed', the Cooperation Agreement between UNICEF and UNICEF Aotearoa, and a Code of Conduct.

The board comprises trustees drawn from the community based on their governance expertise, their interest in children’s issues and ability to bring a wide range of skills and experience to the Board.


UNICEF Aotearoa Board Trustee Simon Wi Rutene
Simon Wi Rutene

Interim Chair

UNICEF Aotearoa Deputy Chair Rachel Petero
Rachel Petero

Deputy Chair / Heamana Tuarua

UNICEF Aotearoa Board Trustee Anita Killeen
Anita Killeen

Board Trustee

UNICEF Aotearoa Board Trustee Carmen Vicelich
Carmen Vicelich

Board Trustee

UNICEF Aotearoa Board Trustee Mavis Mullins
Mavis Mullins

Board Trustee

UNICEF Aotearoa Board Trustee Amanda Ellis
Amanda Ellis

Board Trustee

UNICEF board member, Nick Wells
Nick Wells

Board Trustee

Jon Ramage

Board Trustee

We’re committed to transparency. To see how we split up expenses and manage our costs, read our annual report or visit UNICEF Open to see a live overview of all our projects.

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UNICEF Aotearoa is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC35979), making you eligible for a tax refund of up to a third of your donation. All transactions are billed in New Zealand dollars.

UNICEF Aotearoa operates from Level 5, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.