Murali Kumar

Manager, Auckland Central & West, English Language Partners

Murali Kumar used to work for Auckland Council as a Place Manager, developing and implementing community based programme initiatives. He is further involved with advising and supporting a number of community organisations in Auckland.

Murali is the founding Trustee, Operations & Events Manager for the Communities Action Trust (CATNZ), through which he delivers the annual Diwali Festival of Lights and the bi annual South East Asian Night Market events in Wellington.

Murali is from Singapore and began his career as a teacher of languages. He holds post graduate qualifications in Communications and International Communications from Australia and New Zealand.

He has previously worked for the Wellington City Council on numerous projects. Murali also served as a Community Relations Advisor with the Families Commission, and as a Relationship Manager with the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington. Since 2005, he has been actively involved in the events sector producing and organizing numerous diversity based events for the Wellington City Council and other agencies.

Murali is a justice of the Peace.