Narissa is of Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Kahungungu and Ngāti Porou descent and joined our board in 2022. She is an Organisational Development Practice Lead at the University of Auckland.
She brings almost 20 years experience within the tertiary sector where she has held academic, operational and leadership roles within wānanga, polytechnic and university settings.
As a passionate advocate for Education, her background is in student-facing roles that aim to support student transitions in, through and out of tertiary. More recently, she has held staff-facing roles in the areas of curriculum design and development, learning design, and academic development. It is through her latter roles that she gained an interest in the humanistic aspects of change and transformation, and organisational behaviour and culture.