Raf Manji is a multi-disciplinarian with a background in finance, governance, strategy and risk. He has been working with the Christchurch Foundation as an Independent Advisor supporting the victims of the 15th March terror attack. He spent two terms as a Christchurch City Councilor from 2013-2019. As Chair of the Finance Committee, his main focus was the Council’s financial position and insurance settlement, as well as its post-earthquake strategic direction, risk management and engagement with Central Government.
Raf spent 11 years trading global markets and providing high-level macro-economic advice for investment banks in London. In 2002, he moved to New Zealand and has since been actively involved in governance, strategy and social enterprise. He has worked with the Volunteer Army Foundation, Refugee Resettlement Services, Christchurch Budget Services, Pillars, Ohu Foundation and the Christchurch Arts Festival as both a volunteer and board member.