Kia ora colleagues 

This morning Gus Gilmore, Pourangi Ako | DCE Ako Delivery, announced that Megan Potiki (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe Waitaha and Te Ātiawa) has accepted the role of Tumu Whenua ā-Rohe 4 | Executive Director, Region 4.

Megan joins Darren Mitchell (Ngāti Kahungunu), whose appointment as co-lead of Rohe 4 was announced early in the week by Peter Winder, Tumuaki | Chief Executive Officer 

Both Megan and Darren will start in their new roles this Monday, 22 May.  

Rohe 4| Region 4 covers Te Tai Poutini West Coast, Waitaha Canterbury, Ōtākou Otago and Murihiku Southland.  

I am excited by Megan’s appointment to this important position. She has extensive experience in education, has a deep understanding of the many intersecting systems and, significantly, always brings a warmth and empathy to her mahi.

I’d like to thank Megan for her passion and commitment in her previous role as Manukura Tuarua - Mana Taurite/Deputy Chief Executive Partnership and Equity at Otago Polytechnic.

Megan will have a strong voice in driving the changes we need to make for Te Pūkenga to create equity for ākonga. Her passion and drive will give us the best chance to make genuine changes that will have a lasting impact.

Her appointment is a massive step towards the ambition of Te Pūkenga to actively lift mana whenua.

While we await the consultation and decisions on the organisational structure of our Ako Delivery Business Group, we will be putting in place some interim arrangements to support our day-to-day mahi. I will communicate these changes as soon as possible.

Ngā mihi, Chris

Published on 18 May 2023

Orderdate: 18 May 2023
Expiry: 18 May 2025