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Elected Officers

The 2024-25 Rainbow Auckland Executive comprises of eight elected volunteer officers.

Co-Chair (she/her)

Elena Kim

Elena is an accomplished corporate lawyer with experience in working with corporates, businesses and professional networks in New Zealand and abroad.

She is passionate about using her skills and experiences in strategy and governance to help bring together, network and grow Rainbow businesses and professionals in Auckland.

Co-Chair (they/them)

Andie Morton

Andie is an Agile Coach and has held various other senior leadership positions in technology companies. Andie identifies as non-binary trans and is passionate about helping all rainbow communities, including increasing the diversity of Rainbow Auckland.

They are an active OUTLine NZ volunteer and co-facilitates a trans peer support group.

Treasurer (she/her)

Kate Waltman

Kate is an accomplished CPA licensed in the US and AUS/NZ. She is passionate about bringing her international experience in the corporate sector and as a board treasurer to Auckland’s rainbow community.

Kate is an enthusiastic advocate for diversity and inclusion, particularly LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace. She is a previous Trustee for the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust and welcomes opportunities to speak about inclusion.

Membership (he/him)

Tate Quadir

Tate is an experienced IT leader specializing in leading technology teams and building and delivering software products and services. He is passionate about organizational transformation, emphasizing diversity and inclusion to build stronger teams and the next-gen workforce.

Tate engages in coaching and mentoring students & professionals on career exploration, enhancing their self-esteem, and developing more fulfilling relationships in a professional setting for a stronger tomorrow.

Events (she/her)

Sibyl Mandow

Sibyl has a decade of experience as a political and governance specialist for central and local government. Within this time, Sibyl has been awarded two Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Graduate Diploma in Politics, and a Master’s degree in Global Diplomacy.

Sibyl is currently the manager of the Community Programme Delivery team for Central Auckland at Auckland Council, and a proud sole parent to a beautiful teenager.

She is passionate about supporting and promoting growth and equity in the Rainbow community, including creating safe, diverse and inclusive spaces for thriving and connection.

Finance + TBC (he/him)

Matthew Ferrier

Matthew is a Financial Services professional, specialising in financial crime and risk management. Matthew completed his university studies between Canada and New Zealand, before settling in Auckland and taking an active role in the LGBTQIA+ community.

In addition to his role on the Rainbow Auckland exec, Matthew is a passionate Inclusiveness Ambassador, playing a pivotal role in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in professional services.

Words from our President

“I’m excited to lead a strong and diverse elected group of volunteers who are passionate about strengthening business and community relationships”