Rāwā Karetai Wood-Bodley
Chair of the Bisexual Steering Committee
Elected at ILGA World Conference, Wellington, March 2019
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Rāwā has an extensive background in public relations, change management, project management, strategy and governance.
Throughout his career, he have worked in a diverse range of industries including academia, public sector, community sector and private health sector. He has been on governance boards or supporting governance boards for the majority of his career and he is a member of the Institute of Directors.
He exclusively focuses on the strategic support, advice and leadership associated with Te Taumata and the General Partner Limited Board at Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu as well as the Enabling Good Lives Lead for the DIsability Community in Canterbury, New Zealand.
He is also on the world board of ILGA World (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) as the Bisexual Steering Committee Chairperson and on the ILGA Oceania Board as a New Zealand Representative. He was on the ILGA Oceania Board as the Co-convenor until late 2018 and was elected to the Bisexual Steering Committee Chair early 2019.
He is also involved in other organisations from the LGBTI community, was the New Zealand Community Marriage Equality Campaign Manager based in Wellington. He is heavily involved in the disability community, justice sector, mental health and wellbeing organisations and the Māori community.
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Organisation: Rainbow Lifestyle Protection (Aotearoa New Zealand)