Ngā Tumu

Executive Team

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

Nepia Winiata

Nepia Winiata

Te Kōmaru | Acting Chief Executive

Ngāti Raukawa

Nepia is currently heading our team of Tumu, as he also sets strategic priorities and leads 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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Adam McWilliams

Adam McWilliams

Tumutaupārongo | Executive Director Information Technology

Adam has a strong track record of successfully leading organisations and technology teams through digital reform and change programmes, and creating a customer-focused culture.

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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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Leon Takimoanai

Leon Takimoana

Tumuwhanake | Executive Director 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

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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