Awards Steering Committee

To reflect the size and stature of the Awards, the Business School is advised by a steering committee of successful and respected people from across the Māori world.

The Committee provide advice to the Business School on the award categories, selection criteria, nomination process, and selection of award winners.

Current members of the Steering Committee

Representatives from iwi businesses

  • Precious Clark, Managing Director Maurea Consulting Ltd, Director Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Limited, Trustee Foundation North, Chair Auckland Museum Taumata-a-Iwi
  • David Tikao - Executive Director, Whai Rawa Fund Limited - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • Jamie Tuuta - Chair Māori Television Service Board
  • Dan Walker, Client Executive at Dell EMC, New Zealand; Deputy Chair, NZ Māori Tourism; Deputy Chair, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui

Representatives from government

  • Tina Wilson, Pouārahi/Director Māori Customers, NZTE

Representatives from financial and advisory businesses

  • Jamie Rihia, Head of Growth Segments, BNZ
  • Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa, Director - Performance Consulting, KPMG
  • Nick Wells, Chief Executive Partner, Chapman Tripp; Kaihautū of Chapman Tripp’s Māori Legal Group, Te Waka Ture

Representatives from not for profit organisations

  • Teresa Tepania-Ashton MNZM, CEO, Māori Women's Development Inc

The University of Auckland Business School

  • Carla Houkamau, Associate Professor Management and International Business/Director of Mira Szászy Research Centre for Māori and Pacific Economic Development
  • Dr Kiri Dell, Lecturer, in the University of Auckland Business School Department of Property
  • Anahera Morehu, University of Auckland Business School Kaiārahi