Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM

A world champion athlete and senior public service manager, Paula is a governance expert serving on several boards including the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, NZ Artificial Limb Service and Sport Wellington. She is also a member of the NZ Sports Tribunal.  A former lawyer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Management, Paula has worked as a General Manager at Stats NZ and the Ministry of Justice.  Winning gold in a world-record breaking time at the Beijing Summer Paralympics, her services to cycling were recognised when she was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009.