Governance Bio
Daniel Haines
Appoint Professional

Daniel Haines

6 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I am looking to develop a governance career at the intersection between the Pākehā and Māori worlds. I believe in deliberative decision-making and diverse decision-makers.I am an advocate for a process that supports economic, social, environmental, cultural, and spiritual outcomes. ”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Board Member

Academic Quality Agency

January 2019 - Present (1 years)

The Academic Quality Agency provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a five-yearly cycle of audits. Key principles underpinning AQA academic audits are peer review, evidence-based, externally benchmarked, and enhancement-led.



April 2018 - Present (1 years)

ActionStation campaigns for a fair and flourishing country with care, creativity, courage, and compassion as its core.

Non-executive member

Unitec’s Rūnanga Advisory Group

March 2018 - Present (1 years)

Responsible for providing advice to the Unitec Council on Māori issues.


Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina

October 2016 - Present (3 years)

Elected by Māori Public Service Association delegates to honour te Tiriti o Waitangi and represent Māori workers


New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

December 2013 - January 2015 (1 years)

The national voice for students. Also appointed to NZQA qualification Framework Reference group, Teaching Tertiary Excellence Awards, Teacher Education Qualification Review Governance Group, Ako Aotearoa Central Hub Advisory Group.


Bacchid Benevolency Limited

January 2013 - November 2013 (10 months)

A commercial catering enterprise that managed eight food and beverage sites.

Board Member

Student Job Search

November 2012 - November 2014 (2 years)

Board member. Student Job Search manages an MSD contract to connect bright young things with their next career. I was also appointed to the IT Subcommittee and the Constitution, Fees, and Voting subcommittee.


The Kennedy's Ltd

January 2012 - December 2012 (11 months)

Negotiated commercial contracts and employed staff to run the student bar Shadows.

Senate member

University of Auckland

January 2012 - December 2013 (1 years)

A member of Senate. Also appointed to its subcommittees: Discipline Committee, Blues Committee, Clubs Grants Committee, Student Representative Vice Chancellor Committee.

President, Vice President, Board member

Auckland University Students' Association

January 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)

Negotiated a $17mil agreement with the University of Auckland, led a restructure, and and conducted a disciplinary investigation of the General Manager. I was also appointed a trustee of 95bFM Campus Radio, AUSA Property Trust, and University Book Shop.

Executive Roles

Principal Advisor Māori Engagement

Panuku Development Auckland

July 2019 - Present (7 months)

In this mahi, on behalf of Panuku, I will develop meaningful relationships with our mana whenua and mataawaka partners. I will also be responsible for developing the capability of our organisation to deliver on Māori outcomes.

Māori Engagement Manager

Wynyard Edge Alliance

September 2018 - June 2019 (9 months)

Wynard Edge Alliance is an alliance between the Crown and Auckland Council to deliver the 2020 America's Cup in Tāmaki Makaurau. In this role, I provide advice to the Alliance, broker relationships with Māori, and seek to deliver positive Māori outcomes.

Policy Advisor

Auckland Council

February 2018 - August 2018 (6 months)

The role provides policy support to managers or projects on department-wide and cross-council matters such as Treaty settlements, co-governance arrangements with mana whenua, and other governance processes.


University of Auckland

Postgraduate Diploma, Māori business

2016 - 2019

Te Whare Hukahuka

Ka Eke Poutama, Māori governance

2016 - 2016

University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts, (History; International Relations and Politics).

2009 - 2013