Leon Takimoana

Pouwhakahaere Whanake

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

Position: Pouwhakahaere Whanake | Deputy Chief Executive (People & Culture)

Iwi: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rāhiri

Qualifications: GradDipPsyc. BSocSci (Honours). Professional Member of HRINZ

Leon brought to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa an extensive history of working with boards and executive leaders, developing and implementing human resources strategy across a diverse range of industries.

Prior to starting with us, he held senior to executive-level human resources roles with international development organisation, Pacific Community, and the University of Auckland. He has also worked for large multinationals in the not-for-profit and professional services sectors across Australasia and the South Pacific. He brings a proven strategic background in helping organisations develop positive and engaging organisational cultures aligned with driving improved performance.

Leon also has a passion for mātauranga Māori and developing his te reo proficiency.

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