Joe Hanita 

Leading through the unknown

Joe Hanita (Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Atiawa) was born in the Wairarapa, but has predominately grown up in Waikato. Joe has over 20 years of financial and management experience incorporate, public practice and the public sector, working across various chartered accounting practices, the health and education sectors, along with multiple Maori organisations.

Joe is the Chief Financial Officer for Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation and is currently an Associate Director of Wakatū Incorporation, an Independent Member Audit and Risk Committee for Ātihau Whanganui Incorporation and the Independent Chair Audit and Risk Committee for Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust. Joe holds certifications as a Fellow Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Public Finance Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in the UK and is a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Lastly, Joe is a key advisor to the New Zealand External Reporting Board, having served for 8 years as a Māori voice on the External Reporting Advisory Panel and now leading the development of Nga pou o tekawa ora, a project aimed at designing a new ESG conceptual framework to guide Aotearoa New Zealand Reporting.