Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi – without foresight and vision, the people will be lost.
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga.
I’m an experienced leader and creator of change. I’m equally happy coaching leaders of leaders, challenging the thinking of a CEO, or writing acceptance criteria for a software development user-story.
View my Strengths Finder profile here for my top five talents.
My strength, passion, and effectiveness intersect lies between strategy, people leadership, and product delivery.
Referees I’ve led, been led by, and worked alongside are the best way to understand how I work. Just ask and I’ll pass on their details.
Let me know if you’d like to see a portfolio of work I’ve led.
Leading delivery of multiple high-profile and time sensitive products and projects and carried out the subsequent leadership of product health and the online experience across multiple applications on a variety of tech stacks.
Accountable for all stages of the Agile Software Delivery Life Cycle from problem definition and ideation using Design Thinking, UX and customer research, roadmap planning using Lean, to testing delivery in Agile frameworks.
Roadmap planning at a feature, epic, and story level. All standard Agile rituals and responsibilities. Evidence based prioritisation, backlog management, refinement and user-story creation.
I’ve led teams in Kanban and Scrum as both Scrum Master and Product Owner, facilitating sprint planning, assumption mapping, opportunity canvases, stand-ups, team health check-ins, team retrospectives, sprint reviews, show & tells etc.
If you want more information on what a Digital Product Owner is, read the summary I wrote here.
Designing the end-to-end service for a creative tech hub to be led by one of my iwi Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Creating a space for brilliance and closing the equity gap through technology in Pōrirua.
Designing scope, blueprint, and roadmap from MVP, to MMP and fully functional service.
Coaching and leadership across 8 agile squads of cross-platform software developers, testers, business analysts and technical leads across internet banking, mobile banking and host/mainframe systems.
Business-level capability strategy design and delivery, recruitment, business-level workforce planning.
Strategic and operational leadership of BNZ’s national digital contact centre and Wellington’s voice contact centre.
Coaching and leading team leaders, driving performance of the site, stakeholder management and embedding of Kaizen and Lean frameworks for process improvement.
Design and delivery of transformational change strategy. Leadership of 10+ team leaders and 100+ agents.
Strategic leadership nationally.
Operational leadership across Christchurch, Wellington, Taranaki, Napier, Hastings, Rotorua, Gisborne, and Whakatāne including scaled iterations using agile frameworks.
I founded this project & charitable trust delivering positive outcomes to 80 tamariki in 2014, then scaled the product and infrastructure to deliver outcomes to 15,800 tamariki nationally in 2020.
If you want to learn more about Shoebox Christmas or sign up to make a difference, visit our website here.
Strategic direction and leadership to internationally celebrated eco-tourism lodge based on the nature reserve Kapiti Island.
Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most important nature reserves, and a place rich in human history. Our family first arrived on Kapiti in 1820, and have been welcoming visitors to the island for generations.
Learn more about the taonga (treasure) of Kapiti Island and our work as kaitiaki (guardians) here.
What it says on the jar including eCommerce site design, build and optimisation.
Learn more about Kapiti Island Honey here.
Co-leading a bank-wide cultural intelligence program focused on te ao Māori cultural capability uplift among non-Māori staff.
Guiding the Greater Wellington Regional Council in development of a Māori Economic Development Strategy.
Read more about our mahi/work here.
A collective podcast targeting Māori and Pasifika success.
Read more here.
Awarded three times between 2014 – 2020 for leadership, culture building, and diversity & inclusion leadership.
(Te Reo Māori level 5 Diploma)