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Headshot of Tumuaki | Chief Executive, Tui Te Hau

Tui Te Hau, Tumuaki | Chief Executive

Tui’s extensive work experience includes international business, investment, economic development and start-ups. She has a proven track record establishing internationally recognised innovation programmes, including the foundation work on the Lightning Lab, the blueprint for business acceleration in Aotearoa, Mahuki, the world’s first business accelerator for the museum sector, and she recently worked on the inaugural respectful ageing innovation challenge for the Selwyn Foundation.

For Tui, a former Director at the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa and General
Manager Innovation at Te Papa Tongarewa, the position of Tumuaki is an opportunity to
showcase, encourage and support the strength and diversity of Māori creativity and business acumen.

“It’s a privilege to hold this role and work with the Te Matarau board and others. Our region largely relies on our people’s creativity and intellectual capital. I’m looking to support Māori business, create high-value career pathways and strong connections with industry and harness the collective brain-power and natural innovation of Māori in our region to create prosperity now and leave a strong legacy for the generations that will follow.