Meng Foon

Race Relations Commissioner, Human Rights Commission

Meng was raised in the first city in the world to see the sun. He has a background in horticulture, retailing, marketing, investment and governance.

Meng was first elected to the Gisborne District Council in 1994, he continues with an open door policy which his community really appreciates.  Meng is on a number of local and national committees in the governance area, as he likes to envision and grow organisations to better serve their constituents. As Chair of the The Treaty of Waitangi Day Funding Committee Meng enjoys the insight he gains into community activities promoting community harmony in our country.

His role on the New Zealand Rugby League Board of which he is passionate about, ensures that “grass roots” are a voice at the table.

He sees NZ Asian Leaders as having an important role in enhancing relationships and growing each other’s economy with mutual respect.