Since July 2016, James Boyd has stepped in as Werry Workforce Whāraurau dedicated Youth Consumer Advisor (YCA). His role has included coordinating the National YCA Forum and supporting the National Youth Consumer Advisor Network (NYCAN), as well as travelling internationally through Werry to explore world leading youth consumer initiatives.
James has experience of life in multiple regions across New Zealand, having moved from Wellington to Otaki, then to Whanganui and later Taupo, before settling in Auckland. Once doing so, he studied both Psychology and Sociology as dual majors at the University of Auckland.
James continues to maintain connections from the many places he’s been and studied, using this mix of perspectives to ensure a wide range of youth perspectives are accounted for.