Arama Johnston

Arama’s career reflects a “portfolio approach”, having worked in a wide-ranging series of roles in both the private and public sector over 25 years.


Currently a Director at SofConsult Limited, Arama has worked as a senior advisor, manager, deputy chief executive, relationship manager, network designer, technical sales consultant, and investigator working with commercial businesses, government officials, board chairs, CEOs, and Ministers.


An approach in the workplace that highlights human interaction, fun, and respect for kawa and tikanga, Arama also brings an analytical approach to the work he does with a focus on evidence and data, but always with a view towards real world and human consequences. Foreign affairs, NZ development aid, telecommunications, IT, education policy and finance, legislation, risk management and regulatory compliance are a few of the sectors Arama has worked in both at a strategic level, and in a hands-on capacity.