Governance Bio
Letoa Henry Jenkins
Appoint Professional

Letoa Henry Jenkins

14 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I'm looking for a challenging governance role with an innovative, future focused organisation. ”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Board Member

NZ Sexual Health Society

October 2017 - Present (1 years)

The NZSHS advocate and promote sexual health for all New Zealanders.

Pasifika Community Advisor


October 2016 - Present (2 years)

A member of the Pasifika Community Advisory Board. Advising the executive mangement team and MIT Executive Council on areas impacting Pasifka students and the wider Pasifika community.


Pacific Education Centre

February 2014 - June 2016 (2 years)

PEC is New Zealand's leading language and culture education provider. I was appointed by Minister Hekia Parata to join the board.

Exeucitve Member

New Zealand -Samoa Trade & Investment Commission

February 2013 - March 2014 (1 years)

Provding leadership, in facilitating and promoting trade & investment between New Zealand and Samoa through the development of partnerships, ideas and goodwill.


Family Life Education Pasefika Services Trust

April 2012 - June 2018 (6 years)

A Not-for-Profit community provider delivering sexual health and prevention of sexual violence programmes to Pasifika youth in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in Auckland.

Vice President - Executive Council

Samoa Institute of Accountants

March 2007 - March 2008 (1 years)

Responsible for representing the growth of the profession and interests of its members.

Executive Council Member

Samoa Institute of Accountants

March 2004 - March 2006 (2 years)

Responsible for representing the growth of the profession and interests of its members.


Samoa Business Enterprise Center

June 2003 - December 2009 (6 years)

A micro-financing organisation funded by NZAid, Asian Development Bank and Government of Samoa to develop and foster entrepreneurship.

Executive Roles

General Manager

Village Collective

July 2018 - Present (1 years)

A non-for-profit Community provider delivering social change programmes to circa 3,300 Pasifika youth in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in South Auckland.

Business Partner

RightWay Ltd

October 2017 - June 2018 (8 months)

RightWay Ltd is a chartered accounting and business advisory firm. My mission was to manage and continue to grow a portfolio of 120 small, medium size businesses.

Business & Talent Development Specialist

BlackHawk Ltd

February 2017 - October 2017 (8 months)

I advise Non-for-Profit organisations in areas of strategy, governance, marketing, financial management and operational efficiency. Provide cultural competency knowledge to organisations about Pacific culture and protocols, which lead to developing stronger working relationships, productivity and success.

Chief Executive Officer

Pacific Media Network

February 2014 - December 2016 (2 years)

A crown entity responsible for promoting language, culture and economic development of Pasifika communities in New Zealand.

Business Growth Strategist

Strategic Navigator Ltd

February 2010 - September 2014 (4 years)

Worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and NZ Aid projects in the Pacific region. Delivered capacity building workshops in the Pacific region. Developed Samoa's country brand and marketing strategy for labour mobility - Recognised Seasonal Employment. Designed the Samoa Institute of Accountants membership pathway to Australia's CPA profession.

Country Sales & Marketing Manager

British American Tobacco

July 2007 - August 2009 (2 years)

Increased sales revenue by 52%. Lead negotiator and advisor to government select committee on the tobacco legislation. Redesigned retail distribution network resulting in $1.2m increase to profitability. Negotiated wholesale distributor agreement and rebates. Managed a team of 12 sales & marketing personnel.

Sales & Marketing Manager

Computer Services Ltd

March 2006 - July 2007 (1 years)

Reconfigured retail operations and negotiated favourable supplier terms resulting in 20% increase in sales. Increased internet service provider (ISP) and fast moving consumer electronics retail performance by 30%. Managed a team of 10 sales & marketing personnel.

Chief Financial Officer

National Pacific Insurance Ltd

November 1998 - August 2004 (5 years)

Fire & general insurance joint venture between Government of Samoa and Tower Insurance NZ.

Group Accountant

Blue Star Group

March 1995 - October 1998 (3 years)

Blue Star Group Consumer Retail Division. Contributed $345m revenue towards overall group turnover of NZD$3bn.


University of Auckland

Executive MBA, Strategy & Entreperneruship

2010 - 2012