Our core team
Justine is the Co-Founder and Director of the 21C Skills Lab™.
She was previously the Director of the Champions for Change, a group of 50 NZ CEOs and Chairs committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, and Executive Director of Education at Social Ventures Australia.
Justine has led or helped establish a number of organisations including the Springboard Trust, Starpath, NZ Centre for Social Innovation, Global Women, DiverseNZ, the Champions for Change, TupuToa, and the Well Foundation. She has sat on or chaired a number of boards including NZQA, Z Energy, Simplicity Charitable Trust, TupuToa, Teach First NZ, the Akina Foundation and the Well Foundation. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, lawyer specialising in indigenous issues and Rhodes Scholar.
Co-Founder and Director
+64 21 537 790
Faye is the Co-Founder and Director of the 21C Skills Lab™. She is also the Director of Langdon Consulting and the founder and, until recently, the managing director at NZ Global Women Trust. She has had a varied career spanning significant business development, business partnerships and business startup expertise. Faye has worked through and resolved challenging complex projects and issues at multiple levels in the business, community and education sectors.
Prior to establishing her own business she was Director of Business Development at AUT University where she established the inaugural secondary school community partnership scholarship fund of $1 million and worked on the $25 million public private partnership of Millennium Institute being integrated into the AUT Campus. Faye was a trustee with The Centre for Social Innovation establishing a pilot Social Entrepreneurs School in Auckland, and is now a trustee of TupuToa and the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation.
Co-Founder and Director
+64 21 780 138
+64 21 154 6726
Saphron is the Chief Communicator of the 21C Skills Lab™. Previously, Saphron was the Project Navigator of Oyster Workshop working across a number of key change projects in the education, youth and Pasifika space.
Saphron has had a diverse career in marketing and communications across different sectors. During her time studying at AUT, Saphron was a Pasifika peer mentor and student tutor supporting Pasifika students at the Central and South Auckland campuses.
Saphron Cawley Matamua
Natania, Ngāti Toa, Ngāruahine and Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent has recently joined the 21C Skills Lab as the Like A Boss Programme Lead. She previously worked at Young Enterprise Trust leading the rangatahi Māori entrepreneurship programme.
Natania has a strong background in developing and leading community-based initiatives. She is heavily involved in her local community with coaching swimming and netball, as well as being a full time Mum and Aunty.