Ms Parekawhia McLean

Ms Parekawhia McLean (Ngāti Mahanga - Hourua, Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto) is a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Waikato. Ms McLean is currently the Chair of Te Whakakitenga o Waikato, the governance body of Waikato-Tainui, as well as the Chief Executive of the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She has previously held senior roles at Counties Manukau District Health Board, Waikato-Tainui, New Zealand Transport Agency, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Ms McLean is the Chairperson of Te Rōpū Manukura which, in partnership with the University Council, is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the Treaty of Waitangi principles for the University of Waikato. She was appointed to Council in December 2021.