Ali Leota

Ali Leota


Co-Leader Brown Caucus, National Pasifika Liaison for the NZ Union of Students Associations


Ali Leota is the co-leader of The Brown Caucus - Māori and Pasifika rangatahi who are keen to amplify the young voice in Porirua.

Ali is also the current National Pasifika Liaison for the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations where he is currently mobilizing the Pasifika student voice across Aotearoa New Zealand.  

With this role he is the Pasifika student voice on various boards including the Academic Quality Agency Cycle 6 Academic Audit Enhancement Theme Steering Group and Ako Aotearoa Pacific Peoples Caucus.

He is passionate about ensuring that student voice is a valued part of decision making across the education sector, and that higher education is accessible, particularly after the success of Fairer Fares campaign he co-led which saw the implementation of a tertiary student fare on to the Greater Wellington Region public transport network.      

A recent graduate of Whitireia and Manukau Institute of Technology, Ali is now pursing further education with a Bachelor of Health in Population Health, Policy and Service Delivery at Victoria University of Wellington.