Ngā Tumu

Executive Team

Ngā Tumu are responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organisation.

Each tumu represents an uepū of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, providing specialist expertise towards leadership direction.

Te Ururoa Flavell

Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell

Te Taiurungi | Chief Executive

Ngāti Rangiwēwehi, Ngāraranui, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāpuhi

Te Ururoa is our navigator who sets our strategic priorities and ensures our waka is heading on the right course.

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Nepia Winiata

Nepia Winiata

Te Kōmaru | Deputy Chief Executive

Ngāti Raukawa

Nepia propels our waka on its journey by supporting Te Taiurungi to set our strategic priorities, while also leading key organisational projects.

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Lindsay Baxter

Lindsay Baxter

Tumutaumatua | Executive Director Quality & Corporate Services

Lindsay oversees the strategic support teams including governance, strategy, enterprise project management office, performance, quality assurance, and audit & risk.

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Shireen Maged

Dr. Shireen Maged

Tumuakoranga | Executive Director Academic Management, Delivery & Rangahau

Shireen has a key role in realising our mission of tauira success by being responsive to the needs of our kaiako.

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Ben Ngaia

Ben Ngaia

Tumukauneke | Executive Director Development

Te Ātiawa

Ben oversees the design and development of new programmes.

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Hone Paul

Hone Paul

Tumukahutaupua | Executive Director Marketing & Tauira Services

Ngāti Manawa, Ngati Awa, Te Arawa

Hone leads the teams involved in getting tauira aboard our waka, and supporting them on their journey when they’re there.

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Joe Valenti

Joe Valenti

Tumutahua | Executive Director Finance

Joe has a very strong track record of helping organisations achieve long-term, sustainable, efficient and commercially-focused strategic outcomes.

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