Atoa Peter Petaia
Atoa, or Peter, is a company, commercial and property lawyer and founding partner of the law firm Petaia Lawyers & Associates, based in Auckland. He has over 25 years governance experience in both the public and private sectors and has worked for law firms in Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand. He is a former board director of the Samoa Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, holds a BA (double major) and an LL. B degree from the University of Waikato, and an LL.M (Hons) Corporate & Commercial Law from the University of Auckland.
Working for Southseas Healthcare Trust, Atoa places huge value on the health and wellbeing of Pasifika youth and children, in order to allow them to make good use of their opportunities in life.
He is an active Christian musician, a below average golfer, and is happily married to Dr Lisi Kalisi Petaia (nee Aiafi). Together, they thoroughly enjoy living in beautiful spacious South Auckland with their two teenage sons, Setu and Talalelei.