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Ko Ngati Kahu toku hapu
Ko Danica Hape-Tiria ahau
I am an experienced HR Professional with 20 years’ experience across a wide range of financial services. Previously at ASB Bank looking after Private Banking Wealth and Insurance and just recently joined Tower Insurance at the Head of People & Culture. I enjoy partnering with business leaders to drive people engagement & capabilities delivering strategic HR solutions.
My role enables me to utilise my skills and experience working with great people and leaders. I am very passionate about increasing Māori and Pacific representation in corporate environments by creating opportunities for our rangatahi and building our next future Māori and Pacific leaders. It is this passion that has attracted me to the InZone kaupapa and I am very excited to be joining a great team.
I have a partner Jamie and two tamariki. Jarvarnah , 19 years old in her second year at Auckland University and Armani, 14 years old in his first year at Auckland Boys Grammar. They are of Māori and Cook Island decent and so energising and motivating people to feel confident in themselves and their culture to realise their potential is one of my purposes in life, so they can go on to do amazing things.
In my spare time, I love all sports, but I particularly love to coach & play netball. I have coached teams at club, high school and representative levels but mainly now focus on Māori Netball, coaching Tamaki Under 17s. I am also on the Netball Waitakere Board and always love to work with our communities.