WIBF 2018 Planning Committee
Kiri Dell (Ngāti Porou)
Māori Lead, Tech Futures Lab. Doctoral Candidate, Management and International Business, the University of Auckland University. Kiri helped to develop ‘Whiua ki te Ao’, an initiative to encourage more Māori participation in the entrepreneur and innovation sector. She is director of Te Raa Ltd, a specialist manuka and kanuka nursery, who works in collaboration with R&D, universities and industry to discover new and innovative products that extract value from native New Zealand bio resources for Māori land owners.
Richard Jefferies (Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Tukorehe)
Business Consultant. Richard is an experienced trustee, the former Chairperson for Te Pūtea Whakatupu, a strategic advisor for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa CEO, and former Deputy CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi. Richard has extensive networks in the global indigenous community and sits on the board of World Indigenous Business Network alongside business representatives from Canada, Australia, Guatemala, United States, Namibia and Chile.
Ngapera Riley ( Te Arawa)
A Global Director of the World Class New Zealand Network for Kea, a global network of exceptional Kiwis and friend’s of New Zealand who have put up their hands to give back to Aotearoa. Kea’s mission is to build a borderless nation of people around the world who love New Zealand. We connect and activate a global network with a goal of contributing to the economic, social and cultural growth of New Zealand. I am privileged to be a part of this network and honored to meet many incredible and inspiring people.
Rachel Petero (Waikato-Tainui)
Owns a global commercial and investment business focused on developing indigenous leaders in business and community through a unique coaching and leadership approach. Founder of RISE2025, Rachel has decades of international business experience and maintains global client relationships in North America, Canada, UK and Middle East. Her strategic partnerships include Māori Womens Development Inc. & Otara Blue Light (Aotearoa), Empower-World (Qatar / Australia), KIWA Middle East (Dubai) and Kanuu (Canada).
Graeme Everton (Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Technology innovator and food entrepreneur based in the Manawatū. Graeme is committed to assisting Indigenous communities to connect together to create the type and scale of businesses that can truly make a difference globally by changing the way we trade and manage resources. With Indigenous Peoples sharing a common commitment to the environment, the next generation and preservation of culture and language he believes we have a strong base on which to make Indigenous business an agent of positive change.