Tupara Morrison

The Ngāti Whatua Journey and Future Plans

Tupara MorrisonTupara is of Ngāti Whakaue descent His father was a secondary school teacher and his mother worked in a clothing factory in his home town of Rotorua. He is a Massey University business studies graduate, Chartered Accountant, and member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Tupara worked in the health sector in the areas of finance, funding and contracting, was Group Manager Maori Strategy for Crown Research Institute Scion, and owned a business incubator company focused on governance and strategy.  Tupara has also held a number of directorships including ministerial appointments to Waiariki Polytechnic, Lakes District Health Board, New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and Fairway Limited – a dispute resolution company. He was also a trustee of Ngāti Whakaue Assets Trust, and a director of CNI Iwi Holdings Limited.