Governance Bio
Alexanda Whitcombe
Appoint Professional

Alexanda Whitcombe

1 Year
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi

Interested In:


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


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“Tena koutou katoa. I am passionate about intergenerational change amongst social issues that face New Zealand - Education,Entrepreneurship,Urban Development and Environment. As a social innovator I am exposed to high level trends shaping the world,diverse networks and the needs of our communities. Currently seeking roles to develop my governance experience.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Ka Eke Poutama Participant

Te Whare Hukahuka

August 2017 - December 2017 (4 months)

Participant of a youth rangatahi governance Development programme reviewing areas that make up a governing body or board; board or committee member roles and responsibilities, strategy and strategic planning, measurement and on-going monitoring, risk management and communication. Ka Eke Poutama provided exposure and opportunity to understand these key areas within programme delivery as well as providing opportunity to practice the application of this learning in tasks, assignments and exposure to enable actionable development within both a general and Maaori governance context.

Executive Roles

Activator (Social Innovator)

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura

January 2016 - Present (4 years)

Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura (MMP) is two of ten sites across Aotearoa New Zealand. The Ministry of Health's flagship prevention health initiative. Healthy Families (MMP) is in alliance with Auckland Council's The Southern Initiative, Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau and Alliance Health Plus. My role within the Healthy Families (MMP) team is a dot-connector, challenger and collaborator

Co-Founder & Lead Designer

YOMO - Your One Minute Of

August 2014 - September 2015 (1 years)

YOMO - Your One minute Of. Is a youth-led and youth focused resilience and mental health technology startup social enterprise. Combining the principles of the 5-ways of wellbeing, meditation and mindfulness practice to improve overall hauora and wellbeing.

Social Innovator & Designer


April 2012 - January 2016 (3 years)

As an independent social innovator I have worked on various impact initiatives with for-pupose-for-impact teams and organisations. Including but not limited to The Auckland Co-Design Lab, Design for Social Innovation Aotearoa, Innovate Change and Lifehack.


Auckland University of Technology

Bachelor of Design - Major in Product Design (Design Thinking), Art and Design

2010 - 2012