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Ian Musson

Ngāti Porou

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

With a passion for supporting indigenous peoples, Ian views his role as connecting-the-dots and building the people who build their business. “We’re all innovative by nature and history provides more than enough evidence”, however, nowadays most existing structures do not facilitate the means to grow businesses that measure success outside the status quo – Kōkiri is a step in the right direction.

 
 
 

Christina Leef

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Manawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Uri Taniwha, Ngāti Hinera, Kuki Airani

PROGRAMME MANAGER - startups & HAUORA/WELLBEING

Christina has a passion for indigenous entrepreneurship and how local solutions can solve many of the problems humanity faces. In her her words, “I exist to serve our indigenous whānau to design their dream lives. I believe in amplifying the vision and voices of Indigenous entrepreneurs with a particular focus on giving voice and opportunities to Indigenous rangatahi”.

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Ceara McAuliffe-Bickerton

PROGRAMME MANAGER - STARTUPs & community

As an advocate for communities to co-design solutions, Ceara supports individuals and start-ups through the fundamentals of the start-up process. And with a global resume and a constant side-hustle, she is passionate to see start-ups reach their full potential - even when they’re not sure what that looks like.

 
 
 

OUR ADVISORY

 
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Aisha Ross

TE WANANGA O AOTEAROA | CHAIR

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Alice Sciascia

ERNST & YOUNG | MEMBER

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Heta Hudson

CROWE HORWATH | MEMBER

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Nick Churchouse

CREATIVE HQ | MEMBER

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Robett Hollis

ARANUI VENTURES | MEMBER