Rangi Changemakers are role models, helping to build a sustainable world for future generations.
They are pioneering women transforming their communities through innovation, collaboration and passion. Their interests are
wide-ranging, their skillsets are far reaching and their passions are ever evolving. Meet members of Rangi Ruru’s talented alumnae
who have continued their commitment to being the change.
Jessy Moffatt | RRGS 1993 – 1998
Jessy attended Rangi Ruru between 1993 and 1998. After graduation, she headed to New York to help the city’s most vulnerable and at-risk youth.
The eye-opening experience delivered Jessy her “why”. And her passion for working with young people was ignited. She has since co-founded Coast to Coast Rangers with her father to give rangatahi experiences and opportunities through sport, adventure therapy and racing. Young people – many of whom face personal challenges – train with professional multisport athletes to complete the gruelling Coast to Coast multisport race. But the success of the programme doesn’t start or finish on race day. Rangitahi have gone on to become prefects, earn university scholarships, start careers and become positive role models in their communities.
Outside of work, Jessy is a mum to two girls, aged 11 and 13, and is currently studying fulltime for a degree in Outdoor Education and Sustainability. And if that’s not enough, she is also training for her second ultramarathon.
Kendall Flutey | RRGS 2002-2008
Kendall Flutey is on a mission to teach kids about money. A Rangi Ruru Old Girl, Kendall’s background is in accounting, economics, and web development, having walked an unconventional path of a true entrepreneur.
Recognising the value of teaching tamariki about money in schools, it was Kendall’s then 12-year-old brothers’ new found interest in financial education that inspired Kendall to develop and co-found, Banqer, a platform boosting the financial literacy of hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary age children across Australasia. The programme teaches children concepts around income, interest on savings, tax, property investment and insurance. However, at the heart of Banqer is to ensure every child understands the rules and expectations of the financial world that lies ahead. “Financial capability is tied to an individual’s financial well-being and these behaviours develop very early in our lives. If we can play an intentional and positive role in a child’s financial education I believe we’ll see a reduction in the likelihood of individuals being financially misled, an increase in financial opportunity and at a scale that corresponds to thriving societies. Kendall has received wide recognition for her work with Banqer, in 2017 she became the recipient of a Global Inclusion Award at the G20 Summit in Berlin, and in 2018 Banqer was awarded NZ High-Tech Start Up Company of the Year. The accolades didn’t stop there though. Kendall’s efforts in raising the financial literacy of our youth saw her awarded the 2018 Young Maori Business Leader of the Year followed by the 2019 Young New Zealander of the Year. Her advice to other young entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the world is to take the time to clearly define what own success looks like to them and use to ground themselves. “Success has many faces, once you can define what success looks like to you, you can go forth with curiosity and confidence in the path of your choice”.