Executive Team

Minnie Baragwanath – Chief Executive

Minnie Baragwanath

Minnie Baragwanath is the CEO and founder of Be. Accessible – a social change agency shifting Aotearoa from disability to possibility. Minnie believes New Zealand can become a thought-leader, a visionary, and a global powerhouse in access innovation. She envisions a thriving nation whose leaders, thinkers, and makers are embracing the opportunities accessibility presents.

Minnie has a BA in English Literature, a Bachelor of Communications Studies, and a graduate diploma in Economic Development. Minnie was a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership award in 2013, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014, and was placed as a top 10 finalist for the 2017 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award. She is a finalist for the 2017 Women of Influence Awards, and a Leadership New Zealand alum.


Megan Barclay - General Manager

Megan Barclay

Megan is General Manager at the Be. Institute. She was previously the Director of the Be. Welcome Programme.

Prior to this Megan was the Executive Director at Leadership New Zealand, along with having 20 years working in corporate leadership in the private sector. She brings a wealth of knowledge about creating effective and meaningful strategies for the future success of the Be. Institute. Megan's vibrant and go-getter attitude makes her perfect for driving the Be. Accessible mission!