Te Kani Kingi
I was born and raised in Poroporo and before attending St Stephen’s Māori Boys Boarding School in Sth Auckland. I attending the University of Waikato and before spending 20 years at Massey University in various senior management and research roles. I have a PhD in Psychometrics, a B.Soc.Sci, M.Soc.Sci (Hons), a DipTM, and PGDipMDev. I have returned home to Whakatane in order to make a more direct and considered contribution to the Community I am incredibly passionate about.
I have strong networks throughout the Māori community and through my links to Ngati Awa, Ngati Pukeko, and Ngai Tai. Quite apart from this, I have strong analytical, interpretive and research skills. I have both qualitative and quantitative skill-sets and which will allow me to provide a considered and informed lens to information and data. Importantly so that robust decisions can be made and future planning needs and issues addressed. I have sat on a number of large governance boards and regulatory bodies. I have also Chaired and led national organisations (including the Mental Health Commission and for a time the National Health Committee). To this end, I would welcome the opportunity to apply these learnings and skills towards the ongoing success and development of the Chamber.