Anita Balakrishnan

Director, Office of Ethnic Communities

I have always had a personal interest in how a society derives value from a diverse community and social inclusion.

This is my second stint at the Office of Ethnic Communities – I previously had a role here as Policy Manager.

I’ve worked in leadership roles at Customs, Land Information New Zealand, Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

I am inspired by the motivation, and enthusiasm of the Office of Ethnic Communities people. It is a privilege to join this energy the advantages of ethnic diversity for New Zealand.