May 10, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Symposium to focus on leadership within Maori Business

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The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation will hold a symposium on Maori business on 9 February 2012 (Auckland) with a focus on leadership and the development of new leadership.

He wawata mo nga wheturangi

The simultaneous growth in the size of the Maori economy combined with the ongoing need to address social issues puts pressure on existing leadership and creates a demand for succession and development of new leaders. The symposium will provide a forum for discussing mechanisms for growing the potential of Maori engagement in business and Maori business leadership.

The programme includes an outstanding line-up of speakers representing a range of backgrounds and experiences.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • an address on leadership by Sir Ralph Norris, retiring Chief Executive of Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • perspectives on the Maori economy and Maori leadership from Tukoroirangi Morgan, Waikato-Tainui and Iwi Leaders Forum, and Whaimutu Dewes, Ngati Porou, Contact Energy and Aotearoa Fisheries
  • reflections on Maori in business from Jim Mathers, Chief Executive of Maori Television, and on being in business, with Maori, from Sir Henry van der Heyden, Chairman of Fonterra

The symposium will be hosted by one of the Foundations sponsors, law firm Chapman Tripp, at its central Auckland offices. The symposium will be of interest to iwi, policy makers, and corporates supporting Maori through the post-Treaty settlement phase.


To register please email your details to [email protected] or write to Kawharu Foundation, PO Box 2206, Auckland 1040
before 20 January 2012.

Registration and receipt of payment will be confirmed by email.Places are limited so please register early.

Payment instructions

There is a charge of $225 (incl GST) to cover costs for the day. Any surplus will be used by the Foundation to help fund its education initiatives. Payment may be made by electronic deposit of funds or by cheque.

  • Direct deposit to BNZ account 02-0100-0002193-000

Please state your name clearly when making a deposit.
Please ensure that you also email your details to [email protected] or post them to Kawharu Foundation, PO Box 2206, Auckland 1040

  • Cheque, made payable to Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation, sent together with your details to Kawharu Foundation, PO Box 2206, Auckland 1040

Event details

  • Date: Thursday, 9 February 2012
  • Time: 9.30am 5.00pm
  • Venue: Chapman Tripp, Level 35, 23 Albert Street, Auckland

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