Joseph Liava'a and Laura Mueller have been elected to the Consumer NZ board.
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Joseph worked as a lawyer for the former Ministry of Consumer Affairs and as private secretary to the minister. He has also given consumer law training to budget advice services and community law centres. He is on various boards and panels including Otara, Otahuhu, Mangere East and Wiri Business Associations, Pacific Health and Welfare Inc, Vaiola Pacific Island Budgeting Service Trust (Mangere), Otara Health Charitable Trust, Variety Charity Community Panel and the Auckland Foundation Research and Grants Panel.
Laura is a Disputes Tribunal referee sitting in the Tauranga District Court since 1999. She has been a member of the Medical Council of New Zealand since 2009 and deputy chairperson since 2014. She is a trustee of the Tauranga Community Foodbank. Laura has a Juris Doctor degree in law and has substantial business management experience.