• Uphold the promise of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Ensure sustainability for future generations
  • Model post-settlement leadership to advance Māori interests in fisheries and marine management

About Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana serves the 58 mandated iwi organisations recognised by the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, for whom it acts as eyes, ears and key advisor on fishing and fisheries-related policy.  It works with Iwi, Government, the seafood industry and a range of key stakeholders to ensure sustainability of Aotearoa’s fisheries resources within the framework agreed as part of the 1992 Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Settlement.

Te Ohu Kaimoana has been structured to ensure the Fisheries Settlement endures for future generations of Māori and maintains robust accountability to its constituent iwi shareholders, who have collective responsibilities to all Māori.

About the role

As Te Mātārae (Chief Executive) you will be charged with leading all aspects of the operations, including policy, legal, finance and communications, and report to a professional board of directors. With a dedicated team you will provide advice for Māori fishing interests in accordance with the kaupapa of ‘Te hā o Tangaroa kia ora ai tāua’ (the breath of Tangaroa sustains us). You will support and advise mandated iwi organisations and asset holding companies, manage complex stakeholder relationships, and provide strategic direction and alignment to the sector.

About you

The successful candidate will be a proven senior leader with experience in complex stakeholder environments who has a deep appreciation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Aotearoa’s future.  You will have worked with iwi in a range of contexts and will be a confident advocate for Te Ao Māori in this context.  As a leader you will able to navigate complexity, influence those around you, and be a powerful voice for Māori fisheries interests.

To apply or for more information

For more information or to apply send your cover letter and CV apply@amytea.co.nz
If you would like a confidential conversation, please call Amy Tea on 027 435 3000.

Applications close Monday 19 October 2020.

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