Our People

Our friendly team  are here to help get you on the right track

Tui EdwardsPGDip PH, MPH (1st Class Hons)

Service Manager

Iwi: Whakatohea, Ngai Tai, Ngati Awa

I commenced with the Financial Mentoring Service (Formerly Budget Advisory Service) in June 2018. I am very excited about this role, working with some very experienced and dynamic Financial Mentors. Over the past 30 years I have worked for Government, Non Government Organisations and Iwi Providers. I have worked in many different roles, managed and helped organise and implement some awesome community projects. I look forward to utilising my skills to help the team to deliver a services that is needed in our community.

Siva Panadam (Dr)

Team Leader (Qualified Financial Mentor/Total Money Management)

Pane van Kampen

Financial Mentor (Financial Mentor Trainee)

Mary Hermanson – PGDMS(Waikato) NCB

Financial Mentor (Qualified Financial Mentor)

I have been working as a financial mentor since 2017 and am enjoying being part of the friendly team at the Whakatane Budget Advisory Service. I find community development work really rewarding having previously spent three and a half years with the Kawerau Healthy Homes project. I have also been involved for a number of years with business mentoring, Enterprise Training and the BIZ service. The information provided to clients by the budget service is excellent and so useful to people wanting to improve their circumstances.

Katrina Dunick

Reception/Administration Officer


Chairman  –  David Sparks

Treasurer – Betty Hudson

Secretary  –  Toni Boynton

Maori Representative – Toni Boynton

Kaumatua – Horowai Moeke