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Frae Cairns

Frae has whakapapa links to Ngāti Kahu and Te Aupouri. She has lived and worked abroad in both Canada and Japan and gained local and international experience in retail sector management, sales, international shipping and operations. She is a CIPS accredited Procurement Professional and won Young Procurement Professional of the year in 2019.

Her passion for social equity led her to pioneer the social and sustainable procurement work in Auckland Council and subsequently go on to play a pivotal role in growing He Waka Eke Noa and Amotai. She has worked with hundreds of procurement professionals and organisations to deliver impact through procurement activity and enable greater opportunities for Māori and Pasifika.