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Business Professional To Lead Multicultural New Zealand

Business Professional To Lead Multicultural New Zealand

A senior Palmerston North businesswoman is to lead Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils.

Priyani De Silva-Currie, who is Sri Lankan in origin, is the Palmerston North branch manager of Opus International Consultants and an expert in energy and asset management. She is the President of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand.

Ms De Silva-Currie moved to Palmerston North last year from Nelson, where she was also based with Opus International. She was the President of the Nelson Multicultural Council.

She is married with two children. She is a keen netball administrator and coach, having been chair and senior coach at the Nelson Netball Centre until her move to Palmerston North. She is now coaching the Fielding netball team.

She replaces Tayo Agunlejika, who resigned the position last month to become the Federation’s new Executive Director.

She plans to bring her business and strategic planning skills to bear in her new position to build the capability of the Federation as a leading and professional organisation representing the concerns of ethnic and migrant communities.

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