• Tūhoe Ngāti Awa Ngāti Pukenga Ngāpuhi
  • Tūhoe Ngāti Awa Whakatōhea Ngāti Kahungunu
    Te Raupapa Waikato Management School & Te Kotahi Research Institute

    Jason is Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu. He is an associate professor at Te Raupapa Waikato Management School and Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand. Jason’s research, teaching, writing, and practice centres on Indigenous business philosophy in multiple sites, sectors, and scales, including Indigenous trade, tourism, agribusiness, and the marine economy. In 2015, Jason completed a PhD in Māori entrepreneurship at Massey University.

  • Ngāti Porou Ngāti Awa Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāti Awa Te Whānau-a-Apanui Te Arawa
  • Tūhoe Ngāti Awa Whakatōhea Ngāti Kahungunu
    Senior Lecturer - School of Management

    Jason MIka is a senior lecturer and Co-Director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business & Leadership Research. His research interests include indigenous entrepreneurship, management and methodologies.

  • Ngāti Awa Ngāti Tūwharetoa Tūhourangi

    Dr Hirini Moko Mead is a prominent Māori writer and commentator. Author of over 70 books, papers and articles, he was Foundation Professor of Māori Studies at Victoria University and was closely involved in establishing the Māori university Te Whare Wānangā o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne.

    A scholar of rare expertise in Māori language and culture, Hirini was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2007 for his services to Māori and to education.

  • Ngāti Pukeko Ngāti Awa
    Director Māori

    Te Kani Kingi is Director of Te Mata o te Tau, The Academy for Māori Research and Scholarship at Massey University in Wellington. His specialist interests are in mental health research, psychometrics and Māori health.

    He has been an executive member of the New Zealand Public Health Association, the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition, the National Ethics Advisory Committee, the National Health Committee and the Public Health Advisory Committee.

  • Ngāti Awa Ngāti Porou
    Senior Lecturer, MBU's Director, School of Management
  • Te Arawa Ngāti Awa

    Maria Bargh (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa) has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Australian National University. She is a Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies at Victoria University and editor of Māori and Parliament (Huia Publishers, 2010) and Resistance: an Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism(Huia Publishers, 2007).

  • Ngāti Awa Ngāti Porou

    Linda Tuhiwai Smith is Professor of Education and Māori Development, Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori, Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development and Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and is Chairperson of NPM's International Research Advisory Board.