Philippa Te Hira-Matatia
Te Rarawa | Lauli’i, Falelima – Samoa | Atiu – Cook Islands
Pip is a change agent with a passion for social justice. A product of rumaki reo environments, Pip started her career in the media industry as a television director/producer of Maori children and youth programming.
A former elite athlete in Basketball, Netball and Touch Rugby, in 2016, Pip co-founded the Samoa Institute of Sport. SIS is a social justice organisation using sports to address gender equality and educational equity. Pip was the Head of Marketing and Communications for the XVI Pacific Games and is an Alumni of the ESPNw Global Sports Mentoring Programme.