Daysha Tonumaipe’a.

Master of Business (First Class honours), PhD Candidate.

Daysha Tonumaipe’a is a Manager – Equity lead at Synergia. She is based in our Auckland office.

Daysha Tonumaipe’a (Te Arawa, Tainui, Taranaki, Ngāti Hine, Cook Islands Māori/Aitutaki – Amuri) 

Daysha is of Māori and Cook Islands decent, and is married, with 2 children who are also of Samoan descent. With 5 sisters, and their new family connections through marriage, we consider ourselves a Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Samoan, Fijian, Tahitian, Tongan, and Welsh family.

Daysha is a researcher involved in several disciplines that focus on addressing inequity in our Māori and Pasifika communities. These areas range from food environments and food systems, international development and Chinese investment in the Pacific Islands, vaccinations and immunisation, obesity prevention, indigenous methodologies, health and well-being for young women, racism, and domestic violence. Daysha’s PhD is focused on the role of social enterprise as an upstream healthcare strategy in creating healthy food environments for Māori and Pasifika. A service-oriented and people-centred approach based on reciprocity to our communities is the compass for Daysha’s work in research.

key skills include

Leadership skills, cultural competence, researcher