CHANGES AT STAND AGAINST SLAVERY
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Two changes have been made to personnel at Stand Against Slavery.
With effect from 10 November, Steph will be stepping into full time legal work, and accordingly has concluded her time with Stand Against Slavery.
Steph has been an instrumental part of the Stand Against Slavery team in its establishment phase. She has brought several years of experience and a strong legal mind to the complexities of slavery and human trafficking. During her short time with us, she was able to complete and publish the landmark legislative review “Protecting the Vulnerable” under Justice Acts NZ, of which she is the Executive Director.
She has delivered talks and written articles that progress the discussion here in NZ of the need to have a stronger voice and participation on the issue of slavery and human trafficking. She has also been working on a submission for Stand Against Slavery in response to the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill, which recently had its first reading in Parliament. Steph has been the primary contributor to a soon-to-be published definition and analysis matrix of exploitation, forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.
“Steph will be a missed member of the team” said CEO Peter Mihaere, “but thankfully she will not be lost to the abolition movement and is still a key partner in the Human Trafficking Research Coalition that has commissioned the University of Auckland to study the level of worker exploitation in NZ. The research coalition expects that by early 2016 NZ will be able to quantify the prevalence of exploitation, forced labour, slavery and human trafficking here in this country.”
Stand Against Slavery is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Nauck to the team. As the organisations Storyteller, Richard will be primarily responsible for communications of Stand Against Slavery and to ensure the stories of survivors and of the enslaved are told appropriately. “Richard brings a critical piece of the abolition puzzle, effective storytelling” CEO Peter Mihaere announced. “Story of this nature must always be told with intergrity and sensitivity to those enslaved, while at the same time challenging each of us to respond to their plight. Richard’s huge experience will be a gift, not only to Stand Against Slavery, but to the abolition movement as a whole.”
Richard is a native of the United States but immigrated to New Zealand in the early 90s. He’s a graduate of the Univeristy of Auckland and holds a degree in Marketing and Communications. Richard has worked as a project manager, advertising executive and for the last 9 years as a prolific documentary producer with over 30 titles to his name. He’s a keen runner and a former Ironman triathlete. Richard is married and has two children.
For more information, please contact Peter Mihaere, CEO on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021-451-429.