Business Central, Wellington Chamber appoint two new directors

Date Added: 14th May 2019 from

The biggest business membership organisation and employer network in central New Zealand has announced the appointment of two new directors for its Board.

The Business Central and Wellington Chamber of Commerce Combined Council have appointed Mahi Tangaere, Lawyer at Cottrell Law, and Siosaia Mataele, PwC Consultant, as co-opted combined council members.

These appointments were envisioned as part of the recent constitutional changes. The co-opted positions are available for a period of a one year term and are intended to encourage director development, enhance board diversity, provide complimentary skills requirements, and ensure member brand representation.

Combined Council Chair, Vaughan Renner, welcomed Mahi and Siosaia to the board.

"We are delighted to have Mahi and Siosaia join the Combined Council. They both bring a great mix of talent and enthusiasm, and we look forward to the perspective they will bring to the board, our members, and the wider business community."


Director Profiles

Mahi Tangaere works as an immigration lawyer for Cottrell Law based in Wellington. The firm works exclusively in providing immigration expertise to people who wish to visit, study, or stay permanently in New Zealand. Mahi also has her own company, NZeducateme, which provides placements services for people wishing to study in New Zealand and a range of complimentary services from CV and interview coaching through to internship placements. Mahi is also Convener of the Wellington Immigration and Refugee Law Committee, is an executive member of the ASEAN Business Council, and a member of the New Zealand Association of Immigration Professionals.

Siosaia Mataele is a young professional and works as a management consultant for PwC in Wellington. He is also the co-founder of Navigators of Success, Chair of Toa: Community of Māori and Pasifika Professionals and is a member of the Young Pacific Leaders Network and Asian New Zealand Foundation. Siosaia is passionate about enabling and connecting people, achieving equitable outcomes and the advancement of Māori and Pasifika success.