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Waikato director wants to see Maori communities grow

Waikato director wants to see Maori communities grow

Waikato-based director and member of the Institute of Directors, Tureiti Moxon, is pushing for more Maori to put their hand up for director and board member positions if they want to see their communities develop and grow well into the future.

Tureiti Moxon has a long standing career in leadership and governance and has recently been recognised and acknowledged for her work by the Institute of Directors with a Chartered Fellowship.

She said this was a great opportunity to encourage others to get involved and develop their governance skills.

“People need to put themselves forward and not be fearful that they don’t have the right skills and abilities,” said Ms Moxon.

“For Maori in particular, we need to grow and train our own directors for the future, particularly in terms of treaty settlements, iwi development and growth, and business. We have a huge number of Maori organisations and service providers in the Waikato and we need to be focused on developing and growing them, and giving their directors or board members the best possible training,” she said.

Ms Moxon is currently the managing director of Te Kohao Health, Te Kohao Health Nga Hua Pharmacy, and trustee of Ngati Pahauwera Development and Tiaki Trusts, Hauraki Primary Health Organisation and Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa.

Chairman of the Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors, Margaret Devlin, said her success in achieving Chartered Fellow status is an opportunity to celebrate her contribution to professional governance in the Waikato and New Zealand.

“Tureiti has an outstanding level of knowledge, governance skills and experience,” said Ms Devlin.

“Her success in reaching Chartered Fellow status demonstrates her ongoing commitment to the profession, her contribution to the Institute, and her services to businesses locally, nationally and internationally.”

Ms Moxon was delighted to be honoured and said she felt privileged to be recognised alongside others who have reached the pinnacle in their governance career.

She said the Institute of Directors’ training and professional development opportunities have been instrumental in her governance career, and others should ask for training to enhance their skills.

Tureiti Moxon will be formally honoured by the Institute of Directors at an award ceremony later this month.