traci houpapa - linkedin
traci is an award- winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She is a trusted advisor to Maori, Government, public and private sector entities on strategic and economic development, and is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Traci is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and a recognised as a role model for other directors and business leaders.
She has been named as one of the top ten most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness and the Listener’s top ten influencers in New Zealand. Traci won the Westpac Fairfax Media Women of Influence Board and Management award and has been named on Westpac’s NZ Women Powerbrokers list. Traci has been awarded the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for services to New Zealand agribusiness and Maori, and named amongst the BBCs 100 Most Influential Women in the World.
Mr Reece Moors
Manager Programme Office and Strategic Relationships. National Science Challenge - Science for Technological Innovation
(New Zealand Māori Tribal Affiliations: (Ngāti Mahuta – Tainui, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue – Te Arawa)
Reece Moors - LinkedIn
Reece has more than 20 years’ experience in Māori Development and has an extensive knowledge of the innovation and business development eco-system. Reece was the inaugural Te Tumu Whakarae/Executive Director of the Māori Economic Development Unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Prior to this role, Reece held senior strategic and operational roles in Māori development in Callaghan Innovation, the Crown Research Institute – Industrial Research Ltd, the Ministry of Science & Innovation and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. Reece was also Senior Manager Iwi/Māori Partnerships at the Ministry of Education. In the private sector, Reece worked for Telecom (now Spark) in corporate sales, events and sponsorship and has run his own consultancy business.
Reece has a Bachelors’ Degree in Politics, Japanese, Economics, Management and International relations from the University of Auckland.
Dr Pauline Harris, Senior Lecturer - Pūkenga Matua ,Centre for Science in Society - Pūtaiao ki t e Pāpori, Faculty of Science - Te Wāhanga Pūtaiao, Victoria University of Wellington - Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui
Pauline Harris | LinkedIn
Dr Pauline Harris from Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Rakaipaka, has a PhD in astrophysics and is a Senior Lecturer for the Centre for Science in Society at Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka. Dr Harris is a leading expert in the revitalisation of mātauranga Māori pertaining to astronomy and maramataka (traditional Māori calendars). Creating projects and programmes that work at the interface between “western” science and mātauranga Māori in which she has over 20 years experience.
Dr Harris’s Physics background brings a unique worldview in which she has been able to bring her highly technical background of data analysis and computational modelling to the mātauranga Māori world, bringing new insights and skills to help in creation of modern tools and techniques for reclaiming and revitalising Mātauranga Māori. With this unique skill set she has developed research programmes that have bridged a multidisciplinary space culminating to areas of sustainability and her current focus of climate change. In doing this she has delivered significant community engagement covering the length and breadth of the country giving presentations to iwi Māori and communities as well as the general public on Māori astronomy, maramataka, astrophysics and climate change.
Dr Harris also sits on the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Science Executive and has also recently joined the Science for Technological Innovation science challenge as the Associate Vision Mātauranga Theme Leader.
Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai | LinkedIn
Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Waikato. Prior to taking up this appointment in April 2017, Sarah-Jane spent 7 years as the inaugural academic director for the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.
Dr Tiakiwai has a strong background in and passion for iwi education and development, and was the first recipient of the post settlement Waikato Raupatu doctoral scholarship offered by Waikato- Tainui. Her PhD focused on Māori student success in higher education. Sarah-Jane has worked in the wānanga and university sectors, holding a range of research, teaching and senior administrative and management positions as well as running her own company. She has worked extensively in growing the capability and capacity of Māori and kaupapa Māori researchers, and creating opportunities for Māori students to engage in and contribute to iwi development and Māori business nationally and internationally.
Iwi: Te Rarawa, Waikato
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