Senior advisors & Board of directors
Te Kotahi Research Institute is led by Associate Professor Leonie Pihama who works alongside both research and support staff. The Kotahi is guided by a Board of Directors, by Te Rōpū Manukura, (the kaitiaki of the Tiriti o Waitangai for the University) and the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Office. The Board of Directors are selected for their business acumen and breadth of experience in Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Hurihuri. The board is currently chaired by Kingi Turner who is also a representative of the Te Rōpū Manukura Board.
Professor Linda Tuhiwai SmithNgāti Awa, Ngāti Porou
Senior Advisor / Board Member
Professor Pou TemaraTūhoe
Kingi TurnerNgāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāti Apakura
Tipa MahutaNgāti Mahuta, Ngāti Manu, Waikato, Ngāpuhi
Te Kahautu MaxwellWhakatōhea, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngai Tai, Tūhoe
Dr Te Kipa (Kepa) MorganNgāti Pikiao, Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu, Waitaha
Chris Karamea InsleyTe Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou
Dr Amohia BoultonNgāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Mutunga
*Acknowledgements to Dr Apirana Mahuika, Chairman of the Board since the institute establishment in 2011, who passed away in February 2015.
We wish to also acknowledge Dr Mark Laws, one of the founding directors who tragically passed away in December 2010.
He maimai aroha, he kura tangihia.