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The Board

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Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena

Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Eruera joined the Board of Te Māngai Pāho in 2014 and was appointed Chair in November 2016. Eruera brings a strong background in te reo, tikanga and language revitalisation to the Board, as well as extensive strategic management skills and academic leadership. Eruera is Chief Executive for Te Tapuae o Rehua, a collaborative joint-venture partnership between South Island tertiary institutions and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu which is committed to achieving iwi aspirations and Māori success. He ...

Eruera joined the Board of Te Māngai Pāho in 2014 and was appointed Chair in November 2016. Eruera brings a strong background in te reo, tikanga and language revitalisation to the Board, as well as extensive strategic management skills and academic leadership. Eruera is Chief Executive for Te Tapuae o Rehua, a collaborative joint-venture partnership between South Island tertiary institutions and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu which is committed to achieving iwi aspirations and Māori success. He has worked across multiple divisions of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and has extensive experience facilitating collaborative partnerships, cross-disciplinary teams and projects. A graduate of Te Panekiretanga Centre for Excellence in te reo Māori, Eruera studied Māori oral traditions for his masters degree and received the Fullbright / Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award in 2013. He was a First Nations Future Fellow at Stanford University in 2011 and was awarded his PhD in 2015 for his study of indigenous organisations, their design and how they balance culture and commerce. Eruera has strong interest in both the theory and art of making collaboration work across diverse partners to tackle complex social problems. He is looking forward to working with Te Mātāwai and positively contributing towards a shared vision for the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori as a thriving language.


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Vanessa Clark

Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa, Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Āmaru

Ms Clark has over 18 years of business and management experience in the ICT sector internationally (Hong Kong, London, Sydney, San Francisco) and locally. She worked at Cisco Systems Inc. in Silicon Valley for 11 years, and now works to support Māori in ICT particularly with innovative ICT solutions and start-up ICT businesses. Ms Clark was appointed to the Board of Te Māngai Pāho in December 2015.

Ms Clark has over 18 years of business and management experience in the ICT sector internationally (Hong Kong, London, Sydney, San Francisco) and locally. She worked at Cisco Systems Inc. in Silicon Valley for 11 years, and now works to support Māori in ICT particularly with innovative ICT solutions and start-up ICT businesses. Ms Clark was appointed to the Board of Te Māngai Pāho in December 2015.


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Kim Ngarimu

Te Aitanga ā Mate, Ngāti Porou

Kim Ngarimu joined the Board of Te Māngai Pāho Board in December 2016. Kim is a director of Tāua Limited, a consulting company specialising in public policy and public management. She has had 25 years’ experience working with, or within, government, including as Deputy Secretary Policy with Te Puni Kōkiri, Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Acting Director of the Waitangi Tribunal. Kim holds a number of other board roles, including as a member of the Medical Co...

Kim Ngarimu joined the Board of Te Māngai Pāho Board in December 2016. Kim is a director of Tāua Limited, a consulting company specialising in public policy and public management. She has had 25 years’ experience working with, or within, government, including as Deputy Secretary Policy with Te Puni Kōkiri, Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Acting Director of the Waitangi Tribunal. Kim holds a number of other board roles, including as a member of the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Capital and Coast District Health Board, the Māori Heritage Council and as an Alternate Crown Trustee on the Crown Forestry Rental Trust.