Analiese Enoka Robertson is of Cook Islands descent, from the villages of Puaikura and Te Au o Tonga, and is the Professional Development and Networks Manager for Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa. She is also a member and Treasurer of the Community Research Kaitiaki. Analiese has an extensive background in tertiary education and community development, qualified in adult education, not-for-profit management and governance.
With over 20 years’ experience in community based learning, Analiese has spent a significant part of her career working directly with and on behalf of adult learners who have had negative or unsuccessful experiences in the education system. The last ten years, she has led responsive professional development for educators and providers in moving from pretty dodgy to ‘better-gogy’ teaching practice.
Analiese has contributed to the development of ACE research, policy and strategies in tertiary education, providing a voice for the sector both nationally and internationally, and holds a number of community, tertiary and government agency advisory roles. She is also actively involved with a number of community organisations with a focus on capability building, infrastructure support, change leadership and succession planning.
Analiese is currently a member of the Ako Aotearoa Pacific Caucus, a member of the Inland Revenue Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group, and is a serving member of the Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association. She is also a student with Īnano Dance (a Cook Islands dance company in Wellington).