Karinia Lee - Head of Centre

Karinia Lee

Head of Centre

Karinia is an experienced chief executive and board member in the not-for-profit sector.  Her most recent role was chief executive of New Zealand Asian Leaders where she managed the successful launch of SUPERdiverse WOMEN and subsequent membership growth of both organisations. 

During her career she has held a variety of roles across a range of not-for-profit and community organisations including business development manager for Piha Lifesaving Club, general manager of Stellar Trust and fundraising manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ.

A member of the Institute of Directors, Karinia is President and Board Member of YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand and is a mentor with Business Mentors NZ. Volunteer experience includes providing counsel on fundraising and grant applications to the Disabled Surfers Association, and fundraising support to Makaurau Marae.

Over 30 years in the charitable and business sectors Karinia has become known for her strong commercial acumen, agile strategic thinking, innovative leadership, and her ability to create inclusive environments that celebrate diversity.