Herearoha Skipper

Herearoha Skipper

Research Manager

Qualifications: BA, PGDipMgtSt, MBA Waikato

Iwi: Marutūāhu, Paoa, Tamaterā, Hako, Tara Tokanui, Tāwhaki, Ngāpuhi

About Herearoha

Herearoha Skipper has been involved in the Māori Education sector for over twenty years and specialises in business strategy, leadership transformation and growth, governance, sustainability and ethics, creativity, enterprise and innovation, project and event management, value creation and execution, and policy development. Herearoha has completed a major research project titled, ‘Resilience of Māori Women in Leadership’, identifying how Māori women in leadership become resilient in the face of adversity specifically within a corporate context.

Recent Publications

  • Lee-Morgan, J., Muller, M., Seed-Pihama, J., & Skipper, H. (2019). Tukua ki te Ao: Progressing the normalisation of te reo Māori in organisations. Hamilton, Aotearoa: Te Kotahi Research Institute. Retrieved from

  • Pihama, L., Smith, L. T., Evans-Campbell, T., Kohu-Morgan, H., Cameron, N., Mataki, T., . . . Southey, K. (2017). Investigating Māori approaches to trauma informed care. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 2(3), 18-31. Open Access version:

  • Pihama, L. E., Skipper, H., & O'Brien, J. (2014). Ngā Hua a Tāne Rore: The Benefits of Kapa Haka.. Wellington, New Zealand.: Manatū Taonga - Ministry of Culture & Heritage. Retrieved from Open Access version:

  • Gemmill, C., Skipper, H., & Byrnes, G. (2010). Leadership diversity: Leading in different ways. In New Zealand Women in Leadership. Conference held at Wellington, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Skipper, Mrs Herearoha 0272900158 hskipper 194H.G.03 Te Kotahi Research Institute

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