Read about our Social Wellbeing Board, Maori Advisory Group and Independent Advisors.

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Joint Venture of the Social Wellbeing Board

The Joint Venture of the Social Wellbeing Board brings together leaders of Joint Venture member agencies to deliver an integrated, whole-of-government approach to family violence and sexual violence.

 Headshot of Peter Hughes, Public Service Commissioner

Peter Hughes CNZM
Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Kawa Mataaho
Public Service Commissioner, Head of Service

Te Kawa Mataaho

Public Service Commission(external link)

 Headshot of Andrew Kibblewhite, Secretary for Justice

Andrew Kibblewhite
Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Ture
Secretary for Justice

Tāhū o te Ture

Ministry of Justice(external link)

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Megan Main
Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara
Chief Executive

Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara

Accident Compensation Corporation(external link)

 Headshot of Jeremy Lightfoot, Secretary for Corrections

Jeremy Lightfoot
Te Tumu Whakarae mō Ara Poutama Aotearoa
Secretary for Corrections

Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Department of Corrections(external link)

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Iona Holsted
Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Mātauranga
Secretary for Education

Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Ministry of Education(external link)


Dr Diana Sarfati

Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Hauora
Director-General of Health

Manatū Hauora

Ministry of Health(external link)

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Debbie Power
Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Whakahiato
Secretary for Social Development

Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

Ministry of Social Development(external link)

 Headshot of Chappie Te Kani, Acting Secretary for Children

Chappie Te Kani
Acting Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Tamariki
Secretary for Children

Oranga Tamariki

Ministry for Children(external link)

 Andrew Foster, Commissioner of Police

Andrew Coster 
Commissioner of Police

Ngā Pirihimana O Aotearoa

New Zealand Police(external link)

 Headshot of Dave Samuels, Secretary for Māori Development

Dave Samuels
Te Tumu Whakarae mō Te Puni Kōkiri
Secretary for Māori Development

Te Puni Kōkiri

Ministry of Māori Development(external link)

 Emma Powell, Director of the Joint Venture Business Unit

Emma Powell
Pou Whakahaere Rangapū - Mahi Tūkino a Whānau me te Mahi Pāwhera
Chief Executive, Executive Board for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (the Joint Venture)

About our Chief Executive - Emma Powell

Emma Powell leads the team working with the Executive Board for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence (the Joint Venture). She joined the team in December 2021, having worked at ACC for 11 years, where she held a number of senior leadership roles.

Emma was Chief Customer Officer at ACC, working to co-create solutions and deliver change for people. Emma led ACC’s Injury Prevention Strategy, forming multiple national and local partnerships over 3 years to deliver tangible outcomes and also led Whāia Te Tika, ACC’s Māori Strategy, which resulted in significant new funding, services, partnerships and initiatives spanning prevention to recovery.

Since 2010, Emma has worked closely with the sexual violence and family violence sectors and holds strong relationships with many sector leaders. She is an engaged, positive and outgoing executive leader who is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of New Zealanders by placing communities, tangata whenua and specialist sectors at the centre of design and decision making.

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