Ngaire Kelly (Tainui descent) is a highly skilled communicator, and strong advocate on Tainui culture and protocol. As a member of the management team of Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau she is passionate and loyal to the families they help.
Ngaire is well known for her love of people and strong alliances and relationships that connect different areas around the country. She was a founding member of Tokoroa Women's Refuge in 1985 and has been with Te Whakaruruhau since 1990. She has successfully developed and fostered strong relationships with iwi and Māori service providers and she is a strong advocate for social change for women who have experienced domestic violence and their families both locally and nationally.