Paula Tesoriero

Read a short biography about Paula Tesoriero, New Zealand's Disability Rights Commissioner.

Image description: Paula Tesoriero looks tanned and has short dark hair. She is smiling at the camera.

Paula Tesoriero is New Zealand’s Disability Rights Commissioner. It is her role to protect and promote the rights of disabled New Zealanders.

Paula is Chef de Mission for the NZ Paralympic team heading to Toyko. She is also a Paralympian cycling gold medalist, a former lawyer,  was a general manager at Stats NZ and at the Ministry of Justice. She is a life trustee with the Halberg Foundation, and has held a range of governance roles on various Boards, and she is a mum.