Siddhartha worked as our Economic Justice Lead from 2019 to 2021, leading our work on advocating for a fair, just and inclusive economic system.

He has a background in public health and public interest campaigning. He has been a civil servant in the Public Health system of New Zealand working in the Health Improvement team to improve the built and food environment of Auckland. He was also a Union Delegate at the Public Service Association, working on structural racism and pay equity issues. Alongside his professional work, Siddhartha has been a campaigner with Generation Zero, a youth-led climate change advocacy group where he worked on the successful Zero Carbon Act campaign, a national climate law framework.