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Tofilau Talalelei Taufale MNZM

Tofilau Talalelei Taufale, MNZM (NZ Order of Merit for services to Pacific Health), is the Pacific Health Development Manager for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, a position he has held for the past 10 years.

Tofilau previously held senior roles at William Colenso College, where he was Senior Director of Curriculum and Hastings Boys High School where he was Dean of Pacific students and vocational studies. He is also a director of USO Bike Ride, an award-winning not-for-profit organisation established to promote health and wellbeing for Pacifica through cycling.

Tofilau holds a number of governance positions including being a trustee of HB Youth Futures Trust and St Joseph’s Māori Girls College Trust board, co-chair for the National Bowel Screening Program Pacific National Network and the Pacific representative for the Central Region Workforce Development Hub.

He has also held advisory roles with the EIT Pasifika Education Reference Group and the Hawke’s Bay Ministry of Education Pasifika Reference Group. He is also a highly regarded Pacific leader for the Hawke’s Bay community.