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Karen Vercoe


Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino.

CEO of Te Arawa Lakes Trust and Founder of KTV Consulting Ltd. Passionate about Māori business, Māori development, and using data and insights to support community aspirations. 
Recipient of 2016 Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award at the Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards. Master of Management Degree - University of Auckland and past recipient of Paul Kelly Research Scholarship (2006).


Che Wilson


Ngāti Rangi - Whanganui, Tūwharetoa, Mōkai Pātea, Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru
Che was raised in Ohakune at the foothills of Ruapehu, entrusted with knowledge from his tribal Whare Wānanga from an early age. Lead negotiator for Ngāti Rangi through their settlement signed in 2018.
Amongst other vast responsibilities, Che is Managing Director of Intugen Ltd, Director for Ātihau-Whanganui, and trustee of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki.


Rikirangi Gage


Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti
Porou, Whakatohea, Ngāti
Currently CEO of Te Rūnanga o Te
Whānau, holding Directorships
TWA Holding Limited, TWA Fishing, Te Huata Charitable Trust and Te Huata International and a member of the Ministry of Justice project Inaia Tonu Nei. 
Rikirangi is an active member of the Ringatū Church and is a negotiator for Te Whānau ā Apanui treaty claims.
Previous special roles held by Rikirangi include past Director of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Māori Television, Te Papa and New Zealand Geographic boards, Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission representative at the Convention on Biological Diversityin Argentina, and member Ministerial Advisory committee for the Oceans policy and Board of Enquiry for the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement.

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Kirikowhai Mikaere

Pou Ārahi

Tuhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue.
Managing Director of Te Wehi - Development by Design, Kirikowhai is a leading Māori data and information specialist. 
A consultant with over 18 years’ experience advising Ministers, government agencies, tribal, community and private sector organisations with practical statistical analysis and innovative place based data solutions. Current roles amongst multiple strategic advisory roles include Leader of Operations for Te Kāhui Raraunga, lead technical advisor to the Iwi (Tribal) Chairs Forum - Data Leadership Group,  deputy chair of Tuhourangi Tribal Authority, and deputy chair of the Māori hauora provider Manaaki Ora Trust.


Jonathan Kilgour

Operations Manager

Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngā Rauru.

Jonathan is the Programme Manager for TKR and oversees the delivery of programmes and projects and the coordination of organisational functions. He is also a data technician with experience in statistical development for iwi and Māori. Jonathan’s previous roles include being a senior leader in the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, Research Manager for Te Mātāwai, for Waikato-Tainui College and for Te Arawa Tangata. He has held governance roles for Te Uranga B2 Incorporation, Maraeroa A and B Trust, Te Maru o Rereahu Trust; and has served as an ambassador for the Association of Masters of Business and Administration, based in London.

Ngā Mata I Faces of TKR: Meet the Team
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