Paula Baker

Paula Baker

Deputy Chair

Paula is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, has a B.AgrEconomics (Massey) and an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Waikato and worked initially in resource management/environmental policy before holding senior roles as a human resources practitioner in the electricity and not for profit sectors.

Currently the Manager of the Braemar Charitable Trust, Paula’s previous roles include National Advisor-Governance and National Volunteer Strategy Advisor for the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. Paula is a member of the Dietitians Board, the Board of Enrich+ and is a past recipient of the Waikato Branch Institute of Directors “Aspiring Directors Award”.

Paula has a passion for community development and working with organizations to enable the building of sustainable and resilient communities and supporting the health and wellbeing of families/whānau