Sarah Te-One - Chair
Sarah has had over 25 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher, researcher, lecturer, unionist, and as a parent. She has also worked in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (as Principal Advisor, Education).
Sarah is now undertaking a variety of work for children in Aotearoa. She has been involved in several major research projects including Centres of Innovation, a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative and other Ministry of Education funded research projects. Her research interests focus on children’s perspectives and influence on social policy, parent and community partnerships in education and advocacy for children’s rights.
Sarah has been involved in running Child Rights Advocacy courses with the Maori Wardens.
Vanushi Walters - Deputy Chair
A New Zealand lawyer of Sri Lankan origin, Vanushi currently works as the General Manager at YouthLaw.
She is a graduate of the University of Auckland.
Vanushi has worked for a number of organisations in the field of human rights, including serving for six years as a member of Amnesty International’s Global Executive Committee and completing her Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.