Analiese Enoka Robertson

Analiese is of Cook Islands descent, from the villages of Puaikura and Te Au o Tonga, and is the Professional Development and Networks Manager for Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa. Analiese has an extensive background in tertiary education and community development. Her career boasts only experience of working within Tiriti-based organisations [since 2005] and the community voluntary sector. A graduate of the Institute of Directors governance training, Analiese is currently on the Board for Community Research, and is the Chair of the Pacific Peoples Caucus for Ako Aotearoa and a member of the Ako Aotearoa Board. Analiese has contributed to the development of ACE research, policy and strategies in tertiary education, providing a voice for the sector both nationally and internationally, and has held a number of community, tertiary and government agency advisory roles. She is also actively involved with a number of community organisations with a focus on capability building, infrastructure support, transformation, change leadership and succession planning. This includes leading a Pacific capability contract with Foundation North [since 2016] that has developed NGO capability for over 100 Pacific community groups and Charities in Auckland and the Far North. Her attested community role includes working nationwide with Māori and Pacific communities, using lifelong learning as a vehicle for transformative change.

A signature success is her role is organising and designing of an annual Māori and Pacific professional development, Hui Fono, which has reached over 1,000 community leaders and educators involved in social, health, education, faith-based and indigenous work with the goal of building capability so that communities are better off.