National Relationship Manager

Pam Hughes has joined our White Ribbon Team as National Relationship Manager.

Pam’s career as a Senior Manager for over 25 years within the Social Service sector has seen her work closely with many agencies and families. Her most recent position of almost 14 years, was as Regional Director for Community Ministries in The Salvation Army in South Auckland. Prior to this, she has worked in varied senior positions for Ministry of Social Development, Work and Income and NZ Employment service.

During this period, she was a Board member with both Friendship House Trust Manukau and Manukau Beautification Trust.

Pam has a proven and successful record of developing partnerships with both Government and Non-Government agencies for initiatives that support making a difference for families and individuals to achieve their own goals, potential and independence.

She has worked intensively with many agencies and departments within the family violence/harm arena and closely with many victims and perpetrators at every level. This experience will assist White Ribbon as we continue to develop campaign to reach and change men’s behaviour and attitudes.

Pam has supported White Ribbon for many years, helping to create and run the White Ribbon High School Breakfast and Spoken Word competitions while working in the South Auckland community at The Salvation Army. The success of these events has encouraged Pam to look at additional opportunities across the Auckland region.

Her role will also be to seek additional funding support, scope future initiatives, seek collaboration and partnerships for White Ribbon across numerous sectors.

Pam has received various awards over her time within the Social Service sectors, recently including; Influential Champion Recognition from Whaitiaki Charitable Trust for her work supporting whanau, tamariki and rangatahi, and additionally a Certificate of Appreciation from Area Commander Counties Manukau Police in recognition for youth programme delivery and continued work with young people.

Pam’s passion to support young people to make the right decisions in their lives, in particular to promote healthy and respectful relationships is something she will continue to undertake with White Ribbon. Additionally, education for young people, and all those experiencing family harm, including children, will be another area of commitment Pam intends to pursue.

White Ribbon is very excited to have Pam working with us for an initial 12-month period. Her experience within the family harm area, including stopping violence toward women allows us to discuss additional avenues for possible programme delivery and funding for our kaupapa.

White Ribbon would like to acknowledge this position and resource has been made possible by the generosity of a private benefactor, committed to supporting the growth and ongoing work of White Ribbon, for which we are extremely appreciative.

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