18 Apr 2021

Caren Rangi the first Pacific Chair of the Arts Council

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 18 April 2021
Caren Rangi

Caren Rangi Photo: supplied

Caren Rangi, the first Pacific Chair of the Arts Council in its 55-year history, is confident more Pasifika leaders will head the body that governs arts funder Creative New Zealand in the future.

Ms Rangi is also only the third woman to be appointed Chair of Toi Aotearoa.

Caren has a strong connection to the Cook Islands and has served on the boards of NZ on Air, Te Papa and RNZ. 

She's also been the Council's Acting Chair since December last year.  And in 2018 she was conferred with an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance and the Pacific community.  

Caren Rangi tells Lynn Freeman she's proud to be the Art Council's first Pacific chair: