Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Dr Anita Perkins

Anita PerkinsAnita Perkins writes articles for the Asia Forum blog. Anita is a research consultant for Anita Perkins Consulting with expertise in culture, international relations and the environment. She works with purpose-driven organisations and government to enable positive social and environmental outcomes.

Anita holds a PhD in German literature from the University of Otago which is published as a book entitled ‘Travel Texts and Moving Cultures’. Anita has experience in public sector roles and has represented New Zealand at international environmental meetings in South Korea, Slovenia and Thailand. Since 2008, Anita has been a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network. In addition to high school and university exchanges in Germany, Anita spent time living in Japan during ski seasons in Hokkaido and teaching English in Tokyo.