Our very own Board Member Caren Rangi was among the list of outstanding community leaders recognised on Queen’s Birthday Monday 4 June in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours list.
She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the Pacific community and governance.
She has worked tirelessly to add value to Pacific communities, by using her strengths to ensure that a Pacific voice is heard at decision-making tables.
Caren is a proud Cook Islands Maori, whose families hail from the islands of Manihiki, Rakahanga, Rarotonga and Aitutaki. She lives in Napier with her partner McKenzie and their two young children, Mika and Kaiata, where much of their time is spent as active members of the Hawke’s Bay Cook Islands Community.
At age 50, Caren is a qualified chartered accountant and auditor and runs her own consulting company.
In addition to her role as a member of the Pacific Homecare board, she is also currently the Deputy Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand, and a Board member on the Charities Registration Board , a director on the Pacific Inc Board (Le Va), as well as a director on the Cook Islands Investment Corporation Board in the Cook Islands.
She was recently appointed by government to chair the Independent Whanau Ora review panel.
This honour follows other accolades including receiving a Fellowship Award from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) in 2015, a New Zealand of the Year Local Hero Award in 2016, and being chosen as the Linden Estate Business Leader of the Year in Hawke’s Bay in 2017.
Caren has been a board member for Pacific Homecare since November, 2011. Invited in by fellow decorated community leader and CEO Hamish Crooks, MNZM, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge, contacts, and experience that has contributed to Pacific Homecare’s many big and small wins.
We are privileged to have Pacific people of such high calibre with us here at Pacific Homecare.
Meitaki ma’ata Caren Rangi« Back