Ngā Pouwhakahaere

Executive Team

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

Nepia Winiata

Nepia Winiata

Kaiwhakatere | Chief executive

Ngāti Raukawa

Nepia, alongside our Ngā Pouwhakahaere, sets strategic priorities and leads key organisational projects.

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Lindsay Baxter

Lindsay Baxter

Pouwhakahaere Taumatua | Deputy Chief Executive (Wānanga Services)

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

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Shireen Maged

Dr. Shireen Maged

Pouwhakahaere Ako | Deputy Chief Executive (Teaching & Learning)

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

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Adam McWilliams

Adam McWilliams

Pouwhakahaere Taupārongo | Deputy Chief Executive (Digital & Information)

Adam is our leader in the digital technology space, an important area of increasing significance for ensuring the smooth sailing of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa waka in our modern world.

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Leon Takimoanai

Leon Takimoana

Pouwhakahaere Whanake | Deputy Chief Executive (People & Culture)

Leon is our very experienced human resources executive with a key role in supporting our kaimahi to succeed across the motu.

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Joe Valenti

Joe Valenti

Pouwhakahaere Tahua | Deputy Chief Executive (Finance & Operations)

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

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Glenn McKay

Glenn McKay

Pouwhakahaere Whakatairanga | Deputy Chief Executive (Purpose and Relationships)

Te Arawa

Glenn has a key role in driving the implementation of our communications and marketing strategy, along with providing strong support in other vital strategic areas as we work towards being a connected and empowered educator and employer of choice.

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