Executive Committee and Delegates

We love what we do, and we do it with passion.

Charlie Matthews

CO-PRESIDENT

Email me: uoapublicpolicyclub@gmail.com

Kia Ora, I’m Charlie and I’m pleased to be one of PPC’s Co-Presidents for 2023! I am currently in my third year of my Law and Economics degree, and I am a big politics nerd. I’m super excited to get to know the wider PPC community through all the exciting stuff we have going on this year!

Benedict Sheehan

CO-PRESIDENT

LLB/BA

Email me: uoapublicpolicyclub@gmail.com

Brydie Sherlaw-McGowan

SECRETARY + EQUITY & WELLBEING CO-LEAD

Email me: ppcexecsecretary@gmail.com

Kia Ora tatou! I am in my fifth year of pursuing a BA/LLB(Hons) degree, majoring in Politics and Spanish. I am interested in the way language and culture shapes political discourse so PPC is a natural fit for me! When I’m not studying or doing mahi for PPC, I enjoy walking my dog Phoebe and making jewellery. 


Henry Yao

TREASURER

Email me: ppcexectreasurer@gmail.com

Kia ora! I’m Henry and I study Education, Sociology, and Population Health (BA/BHSc). I love being part of how PPC thrives to broaden access to policy and help develop students, and my main PPC aims this year are to a) not bankrupt the club and b) help manage the club’s finances responsibly to support some funky events and initiatives!

Priyansha Bangia

EQUITY & WELLBEING CO-LEAD

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Paige Chong

HIGH SCHOOL CO-LEAD

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Brad Winter

HIGH SCHOOL CO-LEAD

Email me: ppchighschoolsteam@gmail.com

Kia ora, I’m Brad – one of the co-leads of the High Schools team this year. I’m in my fifth and final year studying Law and Arts (majoring in Politics and Sociology). I’m extremely passionate about increasing civics education in schools and am excited to act on that passion in the year ahead with PPC! 

Laura Mackenzie

EVENTS CO-LEAD

Email me: ppceventsteam@gmail.com

Kia Ora I’m Laura, 

I’m studying a BCom/BA, majoring in Accounting, Statistics, and Business Analytics. 

In my spare time I enjoy going to farmers markets with my flatmates, and altering clothes.

 I’m excited to work on events this election year!

Tanmayi Pagadala

EVENTS CO-LEAD

Email me: ppceventsteam@gmail.com

Hi there, I study Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going out on walks and socializing.

Sam Foster

COMPETITIONS LEAD

Email me: ppccollaborationteam@gmail.com

Kia Ora e te whānau o PPC! My name is Sam, and I currently study a BA/LLB degree, majoring in Economics (BA).

Andrew Karatea

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAD

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Nancy Guo

CONTENT CO-LEAD (WRITTEN)

Email me: ppccontent@gmail.com

Kia Ora, I’m Nancy! My interest in politics started when I was forced to listen to my dad’s monologues about the state of Chinese politics at the dinner table as a kid. Although Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms aren’t usually my go-to conversation starter over dinner, I am a big believer in promoting civic engagement and making policy accessible.

Paul McDonald

CONTENT CO-LEAD (WRITTEN)

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Arafia Khan

CONTENT CO-LEAD (PODCAST)

Email me: ppccontent@gmail.com

Shakeel Shamaail

MARKETING LEAD

Email me: ppcmarketingteam.uoa@gmail.com

Kia Ora e te whānau! I am so proud to be PPC’s Marketing Lead for 2023! I have been interested in politics since a young age, and the Public Policy Club had always interested me so I was so glad when the opportunity came up. I love meeting new people and working alongside this diverse and awesome team is an absolute blast!

DELEGATES

Written Content

Maddison Lewis
Raphael Rauner
Jingshu Xu
Simran Sonawalla
Ryan Li Wei Sua
Shirin Mokari Ranjbar
Emilie Baldauf
Samuel Hill
Nicholas Langrell-Read

Tertiary

Lily Rose Gholam Hosseini
Vincent To
Leane Te Boekhorst
Tully Paterson

Professional Development

Leta Manumalealii
Juliana Subhan
Julia Wilkinson

Marketing

Sujin Lee

High Schools

Cole Reyno
Paige Chong
Abby Wong

Events

Elizabeth Mobegi
Viviene Bunquin
Luke Cotton
Laura MacKenzie


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