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Watch this webcast to learn about the critical elements of Māori governance. Available to watch now (expires 30 December).
In this discussion facilitated by Dr Jim Mather, panellists Precious Clark, Hinerangi Raumati and Sir Rob McLeod focus on the critical elements of Māori governance and their relevance to organisations and businesses.
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Dr Jim Mather is of Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe and English descent. He grew up in the communities of Te Teko, Ōtara and Māngere.
Previously he was the Chief Executive of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (New Zealand’s second largest tertiary institution) for five years. This followed a nine-year tenure as Chief Executive of Māori Television, and prior to that he was Chief Executive of the Pacific Business Trust for almost three years.
Jim’s current governance roles include chair of Radio New Zealand and Lakes District Health Board, director of Auckland Transport, Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited and NZ Health Partnerships. He is also the chair of two educational trusts, Ako Mātātupu | Teach First NZ and InZone Education Foundation.
He is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Jim Mather is passionate about Māori economic development and contributing to the strengthening of Māori governance and leadership practices. He completed a PhD in Māori economic development through AUT University in 2014.
Precious Clark is of Ngāti Whātua, Te Uri o Hau, Waikato, Ngāti He and Pākehā descent and was born into the occupation of her ancestral land at Bastion Point, Auckland. She is the Chief Executive of Maurea Consulting Ltd, a business that helps unlock the power that Māori culture can bring to organisations.
Precious is also a director of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Ltd, (the investment arm of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board, the chair of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Taumata-a-Iwi, Chair of Te Tira Kautū and a director of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors, a Member of the National Māori Lawyers Association and a graduate of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders programme.
Precious is entrenched in her Māori culture and is called upon as a cultural practitioner by her iwi (tribe) and others to lead ceremonies in accordance with traditional Māori values. Precious is the creator of Te Kaa – a unique Māori cultural competency training programme that brings the Māori world to life in a fun, safe and exploratory way.
Hinerangi Raumati is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She has significant financial, investment and general management experience. She has been CFO of Tainui Group Holdings and Executive Director of Operations for Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Hinerangi is an experienced governor and is retiring chair of Parininihi ki Waitotara Inc., chair of Moana NZ and Tainui Group Holdings Ltd. Hinerangi also chairs the iwi investment companies for Ngati Mutunga and Ngaruahine. Hinerangi is on the board of Watercare Services Ltd, Taranaki Iwi Holdings Ltd, Sealord Group Ltd and Port Nicholson Fisheries GP Ltd.
Hinerangi was also a member of the Tax Working Group in 2018. Her iwi are Waikato and Ngati Mutunga.
Sir Rob McLeod is an independent director. He is the chair of fishing company Sanford, Quayside Holdings Limited and Ngati Porou Holding Company Limited and a director of the Port of Tauranga Limited.
Rob has had an extensive professional and governance career both within the accounting profession and various public and private companies. His past directorships include, ANZ National Bank, Sky City Entertainment Group and Telecom.
He is a former Chair of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited (now Moana), Sealord Group Limited and was a Commissioner of the Waitangi Fisheries Commission. He has chaired and been a member of a number of Government Task Forces and is also a past Chairman of the New Zealand Business Roundtable. His most recent roles were as CEO of Ernst & Young Australasia based in Sydney from 2010 to the end of 2014 and New Zealand Chairman for the 2015 calendar year prior to his retirement from EY.
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