In her work with IoD, Pania draws on her experience examining risk, performance and governance while working for the Auditor-General and her insights into Māori social and economic development. Pania enjoys supporting Māori leaders to realise the benefits of the Four Pillars model for their organisation.
Pania currently holds governance positions with two privately-held companies: CORE Education and Education Services. She chairs CORE Education’s Audit and Risk Committee and is an independent member of the Te Mātāwai Komiti Tātari Tūraru (Audit and Risk Committee). Pania is also on the boards of the NZ Film Commission and the Māori Education Trust and chairs an external governance board for the Secretary for Education.
Previously, Pania has served on the governing bodies of Hutt International Boys’ School, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) and the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities – including three years as the deputy chair.