OUR LEADERS

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty, truth and compassion, against injustice, lying and greed. 

If people all over the world would do this, it could change the earth.”  

William Faulkner

Allan Cawood

Allan grew up in South Africa and immigrated to New Zealand in 1994. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Psychology and Physical Education, as well as further qualifications in Industrial Relations. Allan has extensive international business experience having worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. He is happily married, and proud to call New Zealand home.



Kariana Black

Kariana Black holds a master’s degree in Education, a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and is currently undertaking a professional doctorate degree entitled “Indigenising Educational Leadership”. She worked for 29 years in the education sector and currently lectures on Indigenous Education.  Kariana lost her first husband 13 years ago and knows what it’s like to raise five children as a single working mother. She is now happily remarried and living in Rotorua.


Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson heads up the trio. He has a rich work background in dairy farming, national sales and marketing and rural real estate. Ian is an accomplished author and sought after international conference speaker traveling to over 20 countries. Underpinning all Ian’s achievements is his strong Christian faith. Ian loves people and his focused local heart, love for the nation the land and its peoples, combined with an international focus makes him a strong compassionate leader, a man born to love and lead.