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Jaqui Ngawaka

Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi

MBA, BTch, BA, MInstD


Jaqui is a smart, capable leader with a talent for applying ancient wisdom to boost organisational development. She has cultivated a strong set of professional skills and distinguished qualifications with almost twenty years of senior level experience in education, broadcasting, and Te Tiriti partnership development.

Jaqui’s recent executive role is evidence of her leadership impact where she strengthened the strategic focus and progressed the implementation of priorities for the post-settlement iwi Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and it’s entities. During that time she also spearheaded and co-chaired the formation of a charitable trust to advance the collective priorities of the eight manawhenua iwi in the Top of the South.

Jaqui has also held several governance roles and is currently a director of Mind and Body Consultants Limited, that provides peer-led mental wellness services across Aotearoa. Jaqui thrives in the service of others, she is values-led, and has a reputation for getting things done. She was raised in the King Country and now lives on the Kapiti Coast with husband Larz and together they have seven children and eight mokopuna.

Core leadership



Emotional intelligence
Personal wellness

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