Leon Takimoana

Tumuwhanake

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

Position: Executive Director 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 the Pacific Community (SPC), the principal scientific and technical indigenous development agency in the Pacific region, 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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