Professor Pare Keiha (QSO, MSc, PhD, MBA, MComLaw, FRSA, MInstD, MRSNZ) Te Whānau-a-Taupara o T’Aitanga-a-Māhaki, and Rongowhakaata.  is the Pro Vice Chancellor for Māori Advancement, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society and Tumuaki of Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, at the Auckland University of Technology.

Pare has an extensive background in the governance of public and private companies.  He was a member of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology’s Board from 2002 to 2010.  His past directorships include the Legal Services Agency, Waitematā District Health Board, Metrowater Ltd, Port Gisborne Ltd, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures Australia + New Zealand. He is chair of the Mika Haka Foundation. In 2008 he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for his services to business, education and Māori.

He advises a number of Māori enterprises and state sector entities in business development, management and strategy.  He is a trustee of the Te Whānau-a-Taupara Trust Board and his tribal affiliations lie with the principle tribes of Tūranga (Gisborne), specifically the Whānau-a-Taupara hapū of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, and Rongowhakaata.