Our Team

Social Enterprise Competition winners 2013

We are a charitable trust governed by a trust board and led by an executive team.

We have very few paid staff, who work to build our nationwide movement of young volunteers.


NichollNicholl Oblitas-Costa



Nicholl describes herself asa puzzle solver who's always trying to think through the solution for everything - including extreme poverty. This attitude helped her find a place in the P3 family supporting the SEED Programme in empowering youth to have the right skill set and knowledge to eradicate extreme poverty.

Nicholl holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Information Systems and works in market research. She is passionate about understanding people, particularly how they do the things they do and why they do things the way they do (from shopping for laundry products to allocating resources for educational programmes). In her spare time, Nicholl enjoys running, hiking and finding hidden restaurants.

Charlie Norton

Charlie Norton

Systems creator, thinker and doer | Chief Operations Officer


Charlie is an engineering science student at the University of Auckland. His dream is using mathematics to solve some of the biggest issues facing humanity in the 21st Century, including poverty and climate change. Charlie has been a volunteer with P3 since 2014, overseeing the systems and processes that keep the organisation running smoothly. He also attended the UN-affiliated Social PreCOP in 2014, a climate change conference in Venezuela, on behalf of the P3 Foundation. 


Lea Abuyan


High schools mobiliser | SEED CO-Lead 


Lea is passionate about tackling poverty as a global issue. She is particularly interested in the areas of sustainability and inequality in general. Her passion has lead to her involvement with several organisations, including as Community Action Trust NZ, Greenpeace, the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute, Tearfund, and most recently P3 Foundation. Her experience ranges from campaign work, being part of a delegation to the UNFCCC, to communications and event management. 

Lea has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminology and is currently working towards completing her Law degree. She enjoys travelling, eating, hiking and almost anything which will give her a good dose of the adrenaline rush.


Maddie.jpgMaddie Little

Kiribati Project Lead 


Maddie is a student at Victoria University pursuing a triple major in Development Studies, Political Science and International Relations. She spent seven months volunteer teaching in Malawi after finishing school and joined p3 to continue working toward a poverty free world from back home in New Zealand. Maddie has also attended COP20 as a youth delegate and has since become very interested in development in the Pacific Islands. Maddie loves to talk and working with people, especially young people, to educate and empower is her passion. 


BhavyaBhavya Dhar

Auckland Co-Lead


Bhavya is a passionate public health student at the University of Auckland. Her dream is to be involved with public policy on a global scale to tackle issues such as extreme poverty and health inequities both between and within countries. Bhavya began her experience with P3 as a participant in the social enterprise competition, going on to become Auckland Co-Lead in 2015. You’ll probably Bhavya before you see her as she’s always singing and strongly believes every person has a story to share and a lesson to teach.



Priya Patel

Auckland Co-Lead


Priya is a commerce and science student at the University of Auckland who one day hopes to use economic principles to resolve issues related to wealth disparities. She became involved with the P3 Foundation in 2015 as an events manager and is now Auckland Co-Lead. Priya enjoys getting to know different kinds of people, learning from them and their experiences. In her free time, you’ll find her dancing or having a mocha at a cool new café! 


Doris Zhang

Auckland Secretary





Hai Sue Kang


Hai Sue is a Korean Kiwi (Kowi) who shares P3's passion for empowering young New Zealanders with the knowledge and skills necessary to help eradicate extreme poverty. A medical physician by training, she is currently working on her Masters' thesis on social determinants of health, while working as P3 Foundation's Trustee, and co-founder of its flagship high school programme, Social Entrepreneurs for Empowering Development (SEED).

She is particularly keen to explore the role of youth in both social entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. When she is not in the hospital or networking, she can be found testing the limits of her coordination at Zouk Dance, indulging in K-Pop/Drama, or enjoying coffee with kindred spirits.



Ajay Ravindran


A science graduate with an interest in almost everything - from microbiology to ancient history - Ajay has a particularly keen passion for seeing the end of extreme poverty, and a world where everyone has the opportunity to live healthy and happy life. Ajay loves how P3 helps young Kiwis learn more and do more to help create this world, especially for our neighbours in the Asia-Pacific. Ajay is also passionate about preserving natural environments, helping youth get heard in the wider world, and new technologies.


Claire Achmad


Claire Achmad is a leader in the field of human rights and law, with a belief that youth have a critical role to play in shaping our world and addressing the most pressing global issues, such as poverty eradication.

Claire has worked as in-house human rights counsel for the New Zealand government, in an advocacy role for UNICEF based in the Hague, and with New Zealand’s national human rights institution as Senior Advisor to the Chief Human Rights Commissioner of New Zealand. She is a former Director of the Equal Justice Project, a student-run, Auckland-based pro bono organisation.

Claire holds a Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University, the Netherlands, specialising in peace, justice and development. She is particularly interested in the rights of children and vulnerable groups such as refugees and migrants, and is currently a doctoral candidate of the Department of Child Law, Leiden University. Her PhD research focuses on international commercial surrogacy and the rights of the child under international law and she has published and spoken on this topic internationally.

Claire enjoys exploring new art, museums and festivals, cooking for family and friends and folding origami cranes. Her recent travels have taken her to Indonesia and India, and she’s keen to get amongst more of New Zealand’s natural beauty by hiking New Zealand’s nine great walks.


Will Watterson


Will is the Regional Youth Manager at St John, mobilising a network of over 7,000 youth volunteers.

P3 got to know him first though back in 2011, when he led the Global Poverty Project New Zealand as they brought the Live Below the Line campaign to Aotearoa. Since then, he's worked in Australia for GPP and then with Fair Trade New Zealand.

Connect with us:

Email us: info@p3foundation.org
Phone our CEO, Nicholl: +64 21 260 9445
Mail things to us: PO Box 105-714, Auckland Central, Auckland 1143

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