Beatrice Faumuinā ONMZ joined the Board in January 2020. Beatrice represented New Zealand in discus at four Olympic Games and five Commonwealth Games. After winning a World Track and Field title in 1997, she took back to back gold medals at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games and was the New Zealand Team Captain and flag bearer at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

In 2010 (after retiring as a track and field athlete) Beatrice became the inaugural CEO of the Best Pasifika Leadership Academy and Charitable Foundation, and ASB’s Head of Department for Talent and People Strategy while supporting health and wellbeing initiatives locally.

In 2005 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics. She is a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leader Award and the World Class New Zealand Award, and was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in February 2019.

In 2015–2018, Beatrice was a New Zealand diplomat in New York and took the Trade Commissioner and Consul General role to support New Zealand businesses and keep the New Zealand-New York community safe through outreach and consular duties.


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