Ethnic Advisory Group

Ethnic Advisory Group (EAG) members are Kiwis from non-English speaking countries. A member sits on the National Board, and a Board representative is co-opted onto the EAG.  The EAG informs the Chief Executive and National Board on refugee and migrant issues. The EAG was established in 2002.  Read a brief history of the EAG.

Amina Mofassir

Christchurch, from Pakistan

Rhonda (Rong) Lin

Hutt, from China
Board representative


Chuda Ghimirey

Palmerston North, from Bhutan


Valentyna Sylevych

Christchurch, from Ukraine


Tina Castro


Waikato, from Colombia (photo pending)


Rehab Mohamed

Rotorua, from Egypt


Grace Ryu

North Shore, from South Korea


Ruchika Jayatilaka

Wellington, from Sri Lanka


Suming Zhang

Wellington, from China