Yvonne Wilson is the Kaiwananga (Housing Manager) for Korowai Manaaki (Housing Services) with Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa. Yvonne has 24 years of executive management expertise. However, she also had humble beginnings, working in a range of roles including Community Advisor for the Hamilton City Council, working with troubled youth and vulnerable communities. Yvonne is passionate about community development and ensuring that ‘whānau voice’ is at the forefront of everything she does. Her collaborative way of working is why Yvonne has such ‘deep’ and extensive networks across all areas of the Waikato community. In 2019, the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector acknowledged Yvonne’s work through a national award.