He morehu no Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa me Ngati Hainamana.
“Ronnie” has a diverse range of experience in youth, Māori, social and sport development domains from both the public service and community contexts. A former national basketball representative and age-group coach, she joins Aktive from Auckland Council after 9 years at Sport NZ. A key piece of work was leading strategic refocus and implementation of investment to Māori initiatives balancing alignment to both sport and Māori development outcomes. A former President of Wellington Basketball Association, she is still involved in basketball at grass-roots level via youth coaching and club administration.