Head of Maori Development
November 2011 - December 2014 (3 years)
Armed with a passion to enable Maori leaders to run world-class organisations, I led the development and implementation of a Maori strategy that involved coordinating an expert team developing and testing several Maori business training programmes, and working with more than 400 Maori leaders in 3 years. We did advisory to Government, became preferred suppliers to Government, partnered with iwi, and raised significant capital from our charitable trust partners. The end result was to house this activity outside of The Icehouse and keep it as a strategic alliance.