Governance Bio
Kimiora Brown
Appoint Professional

Kimiora Brown

6 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Ngāti Kurī   |   Ngāi Tahu / Kāi Tahu

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I have a proven track record in multidisciplinary roles and commitment to ethical and equitable results for my organisation/s. I am driven by outcomes and see critical analysis and self-reflection of high importance, to ensure that I learn and grow. I affiliate with four iwi and believe all my learning is transferable to aid in the future of my people.”

Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Ka Eke Poutama 2016 Cohort

Te Wharehukahuka

August 2016 - Present (2 years)

I have been apart of a four month Rangatahi (Maori Youth) in to Governance development programme. This cohort has been empowering. Reinforcing the importance of strategic thinking, communications, measuring and monitoring, risk management and understanding your roles and responsibilities.

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO

Independent Maori Statutory Board

January 2015 - Present (3 years)

I am also the Board Secretary and assist with procurement and communications to enable diversity in my role and ensure my other skills stay in tact.


Whanau Trust

January 2010 - Present (8 years)

I was appointed into my whanau committee in early 2010. My vast experience within various roles and committees around the University of Auckland and student politics allowed me to: conduct a needs analysis; identify key strategic directions; tighten up previous initiatives and ventures to show growth and direct outcomes and shortfalls. I established a constitution and we became an incorporated society in 2011. We are now in the final stages of becoming a Family Trust.

Executive Roles

Communications Advisor

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga; New Zealand’s Indigenous Research Centre for Excellence

September 2013 - June 2014 (9 months)

• Manage external communications to inform, promote, publicise and market the Centre. Including Annual Report, quarterly newsletter, websites and online presence. • Branding of the Centre and vision statements with key messages across written publications and communications from the Centre and with our Participating Research Entities regarding our associated projects or research impact. • Management of the production and designing of the Centre’s communications with our contracted parties. • Manage the marketing materials of the Centre. • Marketing of the Centre’s events, publications and research. • Developing and Press Releases for news appropriate outputs. • Liaising and managing relationships with media. • Maintain and manage the content for the Centre’s websites (5 in total) • Management of the Centre’s outputs and recording.

Publications and Journal Coordination

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand’s Indigenous Research Centre for Excellence

June 2010 - September 2013 (3 years)

• Editorial coordination: Monitoring and logging of process, assessing and coordinating articles and text content, liaising with authors, peer-reviewers, Editors and contractors. • Production coordination: editing, typesetting, proofreading and collation, ensure contractors and resources are appropriately allocated. • Post production coordination: Publish content online, update all website, social networks, databases content. • Database, systems management and list servs. • Organise regular Editorial meetings and bi annual Editorial Board meetings. • Organisation of launches and promotions. • Marketing of the journal. • Management of the Centre’s outputs and recording.

MANAfika/Tuākana Coordinator

University of Auckland Business School

June 2008 - June 2010 (2 years)

January 2008 – June 2010  Administrative Duties that is associated with the position.  Reporting and analysis on recruitment, retention, participation and performance of Māori and Pacific students.  Pastoral Care for Māori and Pacific student body.  Managing responsibilities and resources for the tutors of each core subject and the administrator.  Coordinating, implementing and monitoring of the Māori and Pacific mentoring programmes.  Coordination or Māori and Pacific student events. Branding and merchandise.  Coordinating, implementing and monitoring of the Māori and Pacific Targeted Admission Scheme in the Business School.


Project Laneways

Prince2 Foundation, Project Management

2016 - 2016


Qualitative Methodology, Validity of Qualitative Analysis

2012 - 2012

The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts Double Major, Maori and Liberal Arts Education

2007 - 2010