Te Wānanga o Aotearoa campuses and sites are organised in to three takiwā (districts): Te Kei (southern), Te Waenga (central) and Te Ihu (northern). Each takiwā is led by the Takiwā Director.
Bernard Te Paa
Ngāti Whātua, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Waikato
Te Hoe Whakatere - Te Ihu Takiwā
Bernard has more than 20 years experience working in senior positions for public entities. He led the Auckland Council’s Māori economic development programme and implemented its approach to establishing relationships with iwi entities.
Prior to this, Bernard was General Manager Māori Health at Counties Manukau District Health Board, where he was responsible for restructuring the delivery and contracting of services to Māori.
He holds a Master of Public Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma of Business.
Ngāti Pūkenga , Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu
Te Hoe Whakatere - Te Waenga Takiwā
Jocelyn ran a whānau-based mussel business in the Coromandel while completing a conjoint LLB/BA at the University of Auckland in the mid-1990s.
After building substantial commercial interests in the aquaculture industry she returned to study to complete an MBA and eventually oversaw hundreds of staff and a multi-million dollar budget as the assistant general manager for Visa Services at Immigration New Zealand.
Jocelyn started work as the Hoe Whakatere - Takiwā Director for Te Waenga Takiwā in June and oversees the sites within the Waikato/Tainui, Waiariki and Tairāwhiti regions.
Te Hoe Whakatere, Te Kei takiwā
Matthew Maynard has worked with the organisation for more than 13 years in operations support, operations management and as a former Kaiwhakahaere-a-Rohe based in Porirua.
He has more than 20 years experience in senior leadership, project management, advisory and operational positions.
Matthew previously worked with the Inland Revenue Department and Work and Income New Zealand’s International Affairs Unit progressing to Project Management, Advisory and Management roles within the National Offices of both departments.