Riria Te Kanawa and Che Wilson

Values-based governance

Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui-ō-Tainui, Ngāti Porou) is a partner at KPMG New Zealand, and leads KPMG’s service and contribution to the Māori sector.

As a management consultant and qualified chartered accountant, Riria has a strong interest in identifying signals and drivers of change as a valuable tool for rethinking and reimagining not only products and services but strategy, culture, organisation design and approaches in general.

She is passionate about working with Maori and considering how business approaches and measures of success can better reflect our Maori world view. Riria is the lead author of KPMG’s Maui Rau report series that looks at how Māori might take advantage of the shifts in the world to advance prosperity for their people.

Che (Ngāti Rangi-Whanganui, Tūwharetoa, Mōkai Pātea, Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru) is Poukura (Director)of Naia Limited, a Māori consultancy based in Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato.

Che moved from his own company, Intugen Limited, to Naiain 2022 and focuses principally in the tūpuna wisdom space as a guest speaker, leadership mentor, resource developer and a podcaster on a range of social media platforms as well strategy advice and facilitation.

Over various spaces of time, Chewas the Chair, CE and Chief Negotiator for his iwi Ngāti Rangito settle historic grievances and is currently a negotiator for Mōkai Pātea.