Hon Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban DNZM, QSO


Hon Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban DNZM, QSO

 

Associate Professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University of Wellington

 

Associate Professor Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban is Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University of Wellington.

Luamanuvao was a Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2010 serving as Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and Associate Minister of Social Development, Economic Development and Trade.

She is a Board Member of: Creative New Zealand Arts Council; the Council of the National University of Samoa; the Institute of Judicial Studies Board, and is Patron of a wide number of organisations.

Prior to entering Parliament, Luamanuvao worked on a number of development programmes throughout the island nations of the Pacific.