Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland

Social enterprises are embracing new ways of doing business, where financial success and creating social change go hand in hand.

This ethos is uniquely woven into Pasifika culture, community and values. Combining these values with an entrepreneurial mindset can unlock significant potential within Pacific communities as well as driving  improved social, environmental and cultural outcomes.

The New Horizons Pacific Social Enterprise Summit 2021 offers a unique opportunity to engage and connect with the largest audience of leading Pasifika entrepreneurs and Pasifika businesses in New Zealand, bringing together a unique mix of people who are today’s and tomorrow’s business decision makers.

Topics to be explored will be relevant in our times of constant change and will focus on areas of development and growth with a digital lean.

Join us at the 2021 Pacific Social Enterprise Summit on 17 June 2021 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland to unlock your business potential and embrace a new horizon.


The Summit is a one-day event to:


Pacific Audience comprised of NGO’s, Community Providers, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.


The impact and opportunities of the social enterprise movement across Aotearoa and Globally.


And be inspired by Pacific entrepreneurs operating with a social enterprise model, as well as some of the most influential businesses in the country.


With enablers impacting the social enterprise ecosystem from government, corporate and philanthropic sectors.


The development of a Pacific social enterprise model.


The business of doing good.


We’re excited to announce the following speakers who will share with you at the New Horizons Pacific Social Enterprise Summit 2021.

Tony Laulu
Tony Laulu is the founder of Tony Laulu – Digital Discipline and author of the Chief Book Series. Born in Samoa and raised in Onehunga, Tony attended Mount Albert Grammar School.

He first started using social media when Bebo was the “in thing”! Tony is an active advocate of raising awareness on social media addiction and screen time use. He has since delivered workshops at schools, health services, Auckland University of Technology, government agencies and many other organisations.

Sarah Colcord
Sarah is the co-founder of Chooice, NZ’s largest Facebook Group and biggest small business marketplace. She’s a former elected member of the Manurewa Local Board, elected to Auckland Council when she was 20 years old and the co-founder of Auckland Youth Voice, Auckland’s leading network for Youth Participation. Sarah is a Duffy Book Role Model for low decile schools, a Board member for the YWCA Auckland and a Board member for the Open Government Expert Advisory Panel. She’s a two-time Kiwibank Local Hero Medallist and a 2021 semi-finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year and Innovator of the Year.
John Faitala
John is instrumental in implementing the social enterprise programme at the Pacific Business Trust and has extensive experience across central government agencies and the private sector in Niue, Australia, and New Zealand. He brings his unique experience and insights framed by Pacific culture and values to the programmes and services that PBT offers.

John led the co-design projects at the Pacific Business Trust to engage with Pacific business and Pacific communities to design the service blue-prints for the current Programmes and Services offerings.

Beatrice Faumuinā ONZM
Beatrice is the Strategic Relationship Manager at the Pacific Business Trust and is responsible for engaging with Pacific stakeholders, businesses, and entrepreneurs to support growth and development. Her experience spans business, education and sports – a former NZ Diplomat for North America and Trade Commissioner in New York, recipient of the New Zealander World Class Awards, she is a 4-time Olympian, double Commonwealth Games gold medal winner and the first Kiwi to win a world championship track and field title.
Tevita Funaki
Born in Auckland and raised in Tonga during his youth, Tevita has ancestral links to Halalo, ‘Uvea, Lotofaga, Samoa, Java, Indonesia and Fiji. Tevita completed his education in Dunedin obtaining a B.Com at Otago University. He subsequently pursued a complementing Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management and Harvard studies including Strategic Perspectives in NonProfit Management and Behavioural Economics.

Currently, Tevita is the Chairman of the Pacific Business Trust, ProCare Health Ltd and its Pacific Advisory Board, Oceania Career Academy, Ministry of Social Development Pacific Governance Group and Unitec Fono Faufautua Committee. He is also a member of the Police Commissioner National Pacific Advisory Group and Waitemata District Commander Pacific Advisory Group. Tevita has established networks and relationships with our Pasifika communities across New Zealand and has a strong commitment to the wellbeing and prosperity of our Pasifika peoples.

Amanda Nicolle
As Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development, Amanda Nicolle leads a team that designs and creates initiatives and strategic partnerships with industries and employers with skills and labour shortages. These relationships are used to identify the skills employers need from new employees and how programmes and services can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of their partners. The aim is to create independence through sustainable employment and careers for people across New Zealand.

Amanda is a complex relationship management expert and creative thinker. Her diverse professional background in some of our most challenging and volatile industries – from fashion to racing, to now working with businesses and organisations to improve the opportunities and life outcomes for people disadvantaged in the labour market – and history with organisations of all sizes, from NGOs to SMEs, large corporates and the public sector, has given her a cross-sectional perspective and an ability to create sustainable partnerships that are tailored to the needs and objectives of each party.

Pelenato Sakalia
Tokelauan Pelenato Sakalia is the CEO for New Zealand’s Pacific Economic Development Agency, the Pacific Business Trust. He has extensive experience leading complex projects in the public and private sectors and for the past 20 years Pelenato has operated within economic development, spending time within the private sector and undertaking advisory work within Government. Pelenato is passionate about accelerating Pacific businesses to be successful in mainstream systems and practices.

Under his leadership in 2019, PBT transformed its services and programmes to offer the Pacific community with bespoke access to an innovative support service designed to build capability and capacity and support business growth and employment.

Tessa Tierney
As Product Director Tessa is responsible for designing and delivering products and service experiences that customers value. Tessa is also responsible for shaping Spark’s investments and maturing capability in digital, IT, data and experience design to deliver on future business needs. She joined Spark in November 2015 as the Manager of Brand, Communications and Events for Spark Digital before moving on to become Business Manager.

In 2017, Tessa joined the team that was responsible for successfully transitioning Spark into an Agile organisation, and is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading Agile and product development practitioners. Tessa brings to the role more than 16 years of experience in information and communication technologies, having previously held a variety of roles at Vodafone New Zealand. She has a Diploma in Communications Studies from Manukau Institute of Technology.

Lisa Tai
isa Tai is Rotuman (Itumuta) and was born in Fiji (Savusavu and Suva). She is passionate about working on capability-building initiatives and providing visible opportunities for Pasifika people in the professional services, technology and corporate sectors. Opportunities which ultimately enable Pacific communities to thrive.

Having been with Deloitte for 15 years, operating in the areas of governance and risk management, Lisa leads Deloitte’s New Zealand’s Pasifika Services Group Pås Peau, which is focused on building Pasifika capability through partnership. Pås Peau seeks to build strength within the community by collaborating with organisations and individuals committed to delivering better outcomes for our people – including public sector, private sector and non-profit organisations. Recent engagements include supporting the Pacific Business Trust on a range of capability building programmes – to provide support and expertise to individuals, families and businesses. These programmes include a construction procurement support service, a digital capability programme and youth entrepreneurship programme, HATCH. Lisa also supports the Pacific community serving on several local Boards and Associations.

Dr. Monique Faleafa
Monique is passionate about supporting people and organisations to unleash their full potential. She enjoys the challenge of tackling complex wellbeing problems that require a combination of innovation systems change, strategy, leadership, cultural intelligence, human-centred design and quality delivery and execution. As a PwC Partner, Monique leads the Auckland Hauora (health & wellbeing) practice supporting public and private sector clients to address important issues like wellbeing, equity and performance.
Of Samoan descent, and a practicing Clinical Psychologist, Monique has a particular interest in mental health, improving equity in health, and social outcomes for Pacific and disadvantaged communities.
As a valued health and wellbeing leader, Monique works alongside businesses, NGO’s, primary care services, hospitals, Māori and Pacific providers, crown entities and government agencies leading transformational systems change, and impactful service design and delivery. Her local and international experience spans leadership, management, clinical and governance roles.

Dr. Will Reedy
Will is of Samoan descent and is passionate about improving health outcomes with Digital Health. After specialising in Digital Health in the early 2000’s Will has worked around the world in Digital Transformation roles across the UK, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These roles have included: Global Clinical Director for OrionHealth, Associate Clinical Director for Accenture Health and Life Sciences – UK/Europe, Consulting Principal Health and Life Sciences for HP Australasia, Digital Health Consultant for the World Bank for Digital Health Projects in the Pacific Islands, Director of Strategy and Architecture for eHealthNSW, Inaugural Chair of the MoH NHIP Advisory Committee.

Will also has a number of roles outside of Spark Health including: reselling and implementing the world’s leading cloud based Ambulance Electronic Health Record Solution (Siren ePCR) and OnBoard Mobile Gateways to Ambulance Services across the Asia-Pacific Region, strategic advice to Boards and Executive Teams, Board Member for digital start ups, Digital Health Lecturer at the University of Otago. Will continues to practice clinical medicine as a surgical doctor at Middlemore Hospital. His passions specific to Digital Health are: Digital Transformation, Digital Equity and Co-Design with Consumers.

Matt Brown
New Zealand born Samoan, Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown is an internationally acclaimed barber and hair artist, communicator, husband, and father of three children known for ‘giving great cuts’ and ‘inspiring great men.’ He is a survivor of family violence and childhood sexual abuse and shares his story with the men who frequent his busy Christchurch and Palmerston North barbershops, My Fathers Barbers, as a way to foster vulnerability, healing, and connection.

Matt started his business with a simple set up in a garden shed in Aranui, Christchurch. He believes that his true calling lies in his work to redefine society’s view of masculinity and to help end the cycle of domestic violence affecting whānau all over New Zealand.

In 2018, Matt partnered with the Ministry of Social Development as an ambassador for their ‘It’s not OK Campaign’ to increase awareness about the role of barbers in creating safe spaces that allow men to talk.

Matt co-founded She Is Not Your Rehab with his wife Sarah and launched the concept in his 2019 TEDx talk. He says the movement is an invitation for men to acknowledge their own childhood trauma and to take responsibility for their healing so that they can transform their pain instead of transmitting it on those around them.

Ben Sheehan
Ben Sheehan is Regional Sales Director, Growth Business for Salesforce. Based in Auckland, Ben and his team work with Kiwi small-medium sized businesses to help them digitally transform, and pivot towards putting their customers at the front and centre of everything they do. A 15-year technology industry veteran, Ben specialises in driving growth amongst sales teams, improving customer experiences, and general technology strategy. Outside of work, Ben is a father of one, and is an avid snowboarder, surfer and chef.

Salesforce is the world’s most trusted customer relationship management (CRM) platform. We help your marketing, sales, commerce, service and IT teams work as one from anywhere — so you can keep your customers happy everywhere. We bring companies and customers together.

Saia Latu
Saia Latu is the Founder and CEO of TROW Group one of the largest commercial deconstruction companies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their innovative deconstruction methodology keeps them at the forefront of the industry via sustainable environmental impacts and significant social outcomes. They redirect, salvage, and repurpose hundreds of tonnes of construction materials every year from Auckland’s landfill and reuse or upcycle it to enable community projects locally and in the Pacific Islands.

TROW encourages a circular economy with overall benefit for our people and the planet. As Saia often reiterates “just because something has been done a certain way for a long time doesn’t mean it’s right”.

Born in Tonga, Saia grew up in south Auckland and left school to work at just 14. His strong work ethic helped him overcome many struggles and obstacles in life experienced as a youth. In 2020, Saia was named Pacific business entrepreneur of the year, at the Pacific Business Trust Awards.

Sir Tuifa'asisina Bryan Williams KNZM MBE
Born in Auckland of Samoan descent, legendary All Black player Sir Tuifa’asisina Bryan Williams was the first Polynesian player to represent the All Blacks. He was appointed President of the New Zealand Rugby Union in 2011. Knighted for his services to rugby in 2018, the 10th New Zealander to be so bestowed, Sir Bryan is widely considered to be one of his country’s greatest-ever players and is a patron of Moana Pasifika.
Saveatama Eroni Clarke
Apia-born Saveatama Eroni Clarke is New Zealand Rugby’s first Pasifika Engagement Manager and Moana Pasifika’s director of rugby. Saveatama was part of a Pacific Advisory Group set up in 2017 to help bridge the gap between Pasifika and non-Pasifika involved in Auckland’s rugby community. Eroni has always combined his love of playing rugby with his family and community based values and is a role model in the Pasifika community.


Emerging Leaders
Youth Breakfast

7:00AM – 8:30AM

A breakfast event for 100 young and enterprising individuals with Government representatives.

New Horizons

9:00AM – 4:30PM

A  four part summit programme with a range of keynote speakers, panels, talanoa  and creative performances.


4:30PM – 6:30PM

A  networking and celebration event.