Ngā Tumu are responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organisation.
Dr. Jim Mather
Te Taiurungi / Chief Executive
BBus, MBA, PhD, ACA
Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe
Jim has held a number of chief executive roles at crown entities and brings a strong commitment to indigenous development and whānau transformation.
Te Taituarā / Deputy Chief Executive
Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine
John has extensive experience working with and for Government and Māori across a range of sectors, notably education, health and indigenous development.
Tumutahua / Executive Director – Finance
Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Wairiki
Tracey had a 14-year career with Tainui Group Holdings, the commercial arm of Waikato-Tainui, where her most recent role was the Acting Chief Financial Officer.
Tumuratonga / Executive Director Tauira Services
BA, DipTchg, Higher Diploma Teaching
Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe
With more than 25 years of leadership experience in primary and secondary education, Keri brings an in-depth understanding of the needs of our tauira and the challenges that they face.
Tumutaumatua / Executive Director, Quality & Corporate Services
Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Leesah brings a wealth of experience across all areas of the organisation’s operation including governance, executive management, strategy, performance, quality, communications and stakeholder management.
Tumukahuroa / Executive Director Marketing
Ngāti Manawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngati Awa, Te Arawa
Hone has developed many successful campaigns for well-known media brands in New Zealand and Australia. He brings extensive experience in advertising, brand strategy and consumer engagement.
Tumuwhanake / Executive Director People
Brent brings more than 25 years of national and international expertise in human resource management and leadership across a range of sectors including health, banking, insurance and tertiary education.
Tumuhangarau / Executive Director Information TechnologyMBA, DipBS, MIIE, MIITP, CITP
Grant has held Executive ICT and Management positions for a number of significant New Zealand organisations including, Telecom NZ, Genesis Energy, the New Zealand Racing Board and Tauranga and Dunedin City Councils and brings best practice ICT experience.
Tumuaramātauranga / Executive Director Education Delivery ServicesNgāti Raukawa
Nepia has held senior management roles at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and has more than 30 years of experience across the corporate, finance, processing and education sectors.
Tumuakoranga / Executive Director Programmes & DevelopmentBMA (Hons), MMM, Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakaue
Pakake has taught te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori up to tertiary level for more than 30 years and has held management roles within the tertiary sector.