Te Ururoa is our navigator who sets our strategic priorities and ensures our waka is heading on the right course.
Position: Chief Executive
Iwi: Ngāti Rangiwēwehi, Ngāraranui, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāpuhi
Qualifications: MA, DipTchg
As Te Taiurungi, Te Ururoa is responsible for leading our 1500 kaimahi across Aotearoa and supporting them to achieve our mission of tauira success. Te Ururoa is also accountable for reporting to our board – Te Mana Whakahaere.
Before joining Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in 2018, Te Ururoa was the Member of Parliament for Waiariki for 12 years. During his time in Parliament he was Minister for Māori Development, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Associate Minister for Economic Development. Prior to becoming an MP Te Ururoa had extensive leadership experience in the Māori education sector as the former chief executive of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Te Ataarangi.