Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Konohi Te Aitanga a Hauiti.
As a new Board Member I would like to take this opportunity to mihi to all those wonderful practitioners who have held the fort for the last 20 years. I hope to support their legacy by bringing many years of broadcasting experience, creative writing, a solid performance background and a fierce passion for Te Reo Māori to the table, along with a great sense of humour. As well as independently producing documentaries for Pou Media Limited, I am also currently Senior Programming Leader for Auckland Council events and festivals across Tāmaki Makaurau which provides me with a unique perspective on how the Māori Film and Television industry interfaces across creative sectors. I have a massive amount of respect for all our creative leaders and would love the opportunity to advocate for our creative industry at all levels as I believe we all need each other to make it work and we have some amazing talent in our country.