Sudha Bhana is the Manager Volunteering Cancer Society Auckland-Northland. She has been involved with the not-for-profit sector for over 17 years both here in NZ and Singapore while on her expat venture. She has an addictive passion for the world of volunteers, staff and incredible board members. Well versed with Leadership, Management and Governance experience within the charity sector her current role involves work both locally and Nationally, with best practice, advocacy and input to support several hundred volunteers.
Born and bred in Pukekohe, South Auckland, with gratitude to her grandparents who came to New Zealand in the early 1900’s, she has a rich cultural heritage, mixed with a down to earth kiwi upbringing. Sudha strongly believes innovation is key for future planning for Volunteering New Zealand, particularly in a pandemic environment, that our mahi from our volunteers requires more support and resourcing from a government level, an increase in the diverse population participation of volunteers and engaging more youth for succession planning.