Rangitāne, Kahungunu, Ngāti Wāhiao, Te Atihaunui-ā- Pāpārangi, Ngāi Tahu
Karanga mai ngā kāwai rangatira o Rangitāne, o Kahungunu, o Ngāti Wāhiao, o Te Atihaunui-ā- Pāpārangi, o Ngāi Tahu. Anei tō mokopuna ki mua i tō aroaro.
Growing up Māori cultivated a passion for iwi, whānau and community development. I am driven to make a powerful impact with Māori to build a unique tomorrow and believe that people are the biggest asset Rangitāne has. I am keen to bring my expertise and strategic thinking to the Tū Mai Rā Trust table to continue to build the pathways that will support our whānau potential. I have a long career in the public service, mostly with the Ministry of Education, working with iwi and whānau on their education aspirations and am currently the Māori Success Manager at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Rotorua).
In the past, I have proudly served as the:
• Rangitāne o Wairarapa Inc Trustee;
• Rangitāne o Wairarapa Masterton District Council Representative;
• Te Kura-ā-Rangi Trustee on behalf of Rangitāne o Wairarapa;
• Wairarapa Moana Trust Trustee;
• Chair of the Eastside Community Group in Masterton; and
• Strategic Lead in the Youth in Education, Training and Employment
I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Management and Public Policy; I am a graduate of the Agri-Women’s Development Trust Escalator Programme 2017, having completed the Institute of Directors Strategy, Finance and Governance ‘Essentials of Directorships’ workshops through this programme and I am a current Masters student with the University of Canterbury Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership degree.