The appointed consumer representatives are:
Sandra is a strong consumer advocate in the Turangi/King Country areas. A former teacher and retail business owner, Sandra has connected widely with her community in a range of advocacy roles. Sandra has been involved in close consultation with The Lines Company around proposed new pricing methodology.
Sam is the elected National Secretary for the NZ Council of Trade Unions and a former Unitec Lecturer in Not-for-Profit Management. Sam’s extensive community and voluntary sector networks stem from a range of community and governance roles, including as consumer representative for the Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme.
Ronji has influenced multiple youth, justice, leadership and Pasifika initiatives in the South Auckland community of Mangere. With a strong track record of grass roots community support and representation, Ronji is a Policy Advisor, Analyst and Legal Advisor at The Salvation Army, and he co-owns research consultancy CATALYST Solutions Ltd.