Governance Bio
Te Aue Addison-Te Whare
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Te Aue Addison-Te Whare

2 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Ngāti Tūwharetoa (Te Arawa)   |   Ngāi Tahu / Kāi Tahu

Interested In:


Private company
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I have sound governance experience in the non-profit sector as a board member for two national organisations, the YWCA, Aotearoa NZ and the Sir Peter Blake Trust. I sit on investment, finance and audit and risk committees in these roles. I am looking for opportunities in iwi, public and commercial sectors to contribute to. ”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Board Member

YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand

October 2017 - Present (2 years)

Experience and responsibilities include: 1) Ensure that the assets and funds of the YWCA ANZ are properly managed and protected. 2) Develop and review the YWCA ANZ's vision, values, business plan and strategy, as well as policies for their fulfillment. 3) Work with the Executive Officer in developing and agreeing a strategic plan . 4) Monitor progress through Board Sub-committees, and monitor plans and key programmes of work against the agreed reporting structure.

Executive Roles

Senior Advisor - Māori Strategy, Policy & Effectiveness

Auckland Council

October 2017 - Present (2 years)

Experience and responsibilities include: 1) Lead advisor for the development and implementation for Māori outcomes in the regional strategies, the Auckland Plan 2019 and the Development Strategy (Auckland's spatial plan for growth over the next 30 years). 2) Advisory and implementation support for Māori outcomes in the annual long-term plan (Auckland Council's strategic funding priorities over a 10 year period). 2) SME input into key council strategies, policies and guidelines to support council's statutory obligations to Māori. 3) Report writing and development of briefing materials for Elected Members. 4) Facilitate implementation of council's Māori Responsiveness Framework across the organisation.

Strategy Analyst - Chief Planning Office

Auckland Council

January 2017 - October 2017 (9 months)

Experience and responsibilities include: 1) SME input into council strategies, policies and guidelines to embed environmental outcomes.2) Developing briefing material and advisory support to Elected Members. 3) Leading implementation of the NES Māori Responsiveness Plan. 4) Facilitating council response to Central Government policy directives and statements. 5) Relationship management with key stakeholders including Central Government agencies, iwi and hapū, local authorities, community groups and private sector organisations. 6) Support council iwi and hapū engagement and consultation processes on strategic priorities.

Advisor - Māori Policy & Operations

Environmental Protection Authority

January 2016 - December 2016 (11 months)

Experience and responsibilities include: 1) Providing input to the assessment of national significant projects, hazardous substance, new organisms and exclusive economic zone applications. 2) Implement the EPA's He Whetū Mārama Strategy to ensure Māori perspectives are incorporated into strategy, policy and process implementation. 3) Contribute to report writing, ministerial briefings and Official Information Act requests. 4) Relationship management with Central Government agencies, local authorities, iwi and hapū and industry organisations. 5) Lead external communications with key stakeholders including fortnightly e-update and a bi-annual magazine.

Student Recruitment Adviser

Massey University

January 2015 - January 2016 (1 years)

Experience and responsibilities: 1) Leading the University's Māori student recruitment portfolio for Wellington and the South Island. 2) Account management functions for 30 schools and kura kaupapa. 3) Provide recruitment advisory support to Executive leadership, mainly the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori & Pasifika. 4) Event management for regional events with 300+ participants. 5) Strategy development, budget management and administration.


Te Whare Hukahuka

Ka Eke Poutama - Rangatahi into Governance & Leadership certificate, Governance and enterprise training

2017 - 2017

Victoria University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Resource Management and Māori Studies

2011 - 2014