Iani Nemani joins the Diversity Works New Zealand team this month in the role of Diversity Manager.
Iani comes to Diversity Works New Zealand with a strong background in labour market development, community economic development and social work. He is an experienced relationship manager and brings more than 20 years of experience across community, local and central government, tertiary education and industry training sectors.
Before joining Diversity Works New Zealand, he spent four years growing the Maori and Pasifika pipeline of future apprentices for Competenz, a leading New Zealand industry training organisation, and prior to that, he worked for five years in the Immigration New Zealand migrant settlement unit.
Iani comes from a large Tongan family with Fijian roots. He is a Board member for the Pasifika Education Centre (PEC) and is a recent appointment to the ADHB Patient and Whanau Centred Care Council.
He has qualifications in social work, social policy, economic development and theology and has recently completed the Leadership New Zealand Mana Moana programme. Iani will be working in our office from February 20 and is looking forward to meeting and working with our members.