Our Board

Nigel Borell
Mema Poari | Board Member
Nigel Borell (Pirirakau, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whakatōhea) is a curator, writer, educator and artist specialising in Māori art in both customary and contemporary fields of research.
Jess Smith
Mema Poari | Board Member
A seasoned producer and programmer, Jess was Executive Director at Silo Theatre from 2010 - 2021.
Rosabel Tan
Mema Poari | Board Member
Rosabel is the founding editor of The Pantograph Punch. She is also the producer of Satellites, showcasing Asian artists in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Amie Mills
Tiamana Poari Tuarua | Co-Chair
Amie is Pou Tuku Pūtea / Head of Funding at Irirangi Te Motu / NZ On Air, an independent government funding agency delivering public media to local audiences. Alongside Lana Lopesi, she is the Co-Chair of Pantograph's board.
Lana Lopesi
Tiamana Poari Tuarua | Board Co-Chair
Lana is a writer and researcher based in Tāmaki Makaurau, and the Editor-in-Chief for the Pacific Arts Legacy Project. Lana was the Editor-in-Chief of The Pantograph Punch from 2017–2019, and the Interim Director in 2021.
Rachel Trow
Mema Poari | Board Member
Rachel Trow (Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu | Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a reclusive writer and librarian living in Te Matau-a-Māui.