X icon
Want to visit your Registered Provider Dashboard?
Sign In
Sign In To Registered Provider Dashboard

The Board

Dr eruera photo

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.


Brian morris photo

Brian Morris

Ngāti Kahungunu

Brian Morris is Board Deputy Chair. He is a company Director with 14 years experience in the publishing industry. He is currently Executive Director of Huia Publishers and a fluent speaker and licensed translator of te reo Māori. Mr Morris is an experienced educator and former principal of Te Aute College and has been a cultural ambassador to international cultural festivals in Asia. Brian has governance experience as a trustee on Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust and chair of two Ahu When...

Brian Morris is Board Deputy Chair. He is a company Director with 14 years experience in the publishing industry. He is currently Executive Director of Huia Publishers and a fluent speaker and licensed translator of te reo Māori. Mr Morris is an experienced educator and former principal of Te Aute College and has been a cultural ambassador to international cultural festivals in Asia. Brian has governance experience as a trustee on Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust and chair of two Ahu Whenua Trusts. Brian was appointed to the Board of Te Māngai Pāho in December 2015.


Vanessa clark

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.


Kim ngarimu photo

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.


Hinewehi mohi photo

Hinewehi Mohi MNZM

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe

Ms Mohi is the first new member to the Board appointed by the Minister for Māori Development on the nomination of Te Mātāwai, the new Māori language entity established by the Māori Language Act 2016. Hinewehi Mohi graduated from the University of Waikato in 1985 with a BA majoring in Māori. In 2015 she received an Distinguished Alumni award. After leaving university, Ms Mohi began a career in broadcasting, firstly as a radio producer and then in television production as a researcher, pre...

Ms Mohi is the first new member to the Board appointed by the Minister for Māori Development on the nomination of Te Mātāwai, the new Māori language entity established by the Māori Language Act 2016. Hinewehi Mohi graduated from the University of Waikato in 1985 with a BA majoring in Māori. In 2015 she received an Distinguished Alumni award. After leaving university, Ms Mohi began a career in broadcasting, firstly as a radio producer and then in television production as a researcher, presenter, director and producer. Over 30 years later, she continues to produce programming through her own company, Raukatauri Productions. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Hinewehi Mohi has been dazzling audiences in New Zealand and abroad with her immense vocal talent since the debut of her first Oceania album in 1999. That year she is also remembered for singing the Māori language version of the national anthem at the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham. Since then, Ms Mohi has released two more albums and was a semi-finalist in 2013's New Zealander of the Year. In 2008 she was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Māori. Over many years Hinewehi has been a devoted supporter of the disabled, having established the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre following the birth of her daughter with cerebral palsy. Ms Mohi was appointed for a three year term commencing 1 September 2017.


Kirikowhai

Kirikowhai Mikaere

Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue

Kirikowhai Mikaere joined the Board in September 2017 for a two year term under the Future Directors in the State Sector programme. This is an initiative set up with an aim of increasing diversity on State sector boards and strengthening an inclusive pipeline of high-calibre, board-ready candidates. Under this arrangement, candidates attend meetings and sub-committee meetings and participate in board discussions as a Board member but do not take part in decision making or voting. Kirikowhai...

Kirikowhai Mikaere joined the Board in September 2017 for a two year term under the Future Directors in the State Sector programme. This is an initiative set up with an aim of increasing diversity on State sector boards and strengthening an inclusive pipeline of high-calibre, board-ready candidates. Under this arrangement, candidates attend meetings and sub-committee meetings and participate in board discussions as a Board member but do not take part in decision making or voting. Kirikowhai brings a wealth of value to the Board, with particular experience in statistics and data. Kirikowhai is a leading Māori data and information specialist that focusses on harnessing information to empower iwi, hapū, whānau and community development. Kirikowhai is a self-employed consultant with over 15 years experience advising Ministers, government agencies, tribal, community and private sector organisations with practical statistical analysis and innovative placed based data solutions. She is currently a technical advisor to the Iwi (Tribal) Chairs Forum - Data Leadership Group and a founding member of Te Mana Raraunga, the Māori Data Sovereignty Network.