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WIBF 2018 Featuring: Katie Paul

Katie is from the Tapsell whanau of Ngāti Whakaue and Ngāti Pikiao. Katie’s great great grandparents are Retireti Tapihana and Ngatai Tohi TeUrurangi, both of whom played a leading role in the affairs of Ngati Whakaue, Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust and the establishment of the Rotorua township in the 1880s. A century later, Katie continues their legacy as the Chair of the Ngati Whakaue Assets Trust.

Katie is currently awaiting admission to practice as barrister/solicitor. She completed double degrees in law and arts from Victoria University of Wellington in the late 90s. From then, she spent nearly two decades travelling the world as a Government advisor and New Zealand diplomat. She is also a Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu (2012) and a graduate of the Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Course, Lincoln University (2007). For the last 8 years, she has been a Board Director on CNI Iwi Holdings Limited, a Trustee on Tuatara Matawhaura Farm, Taheke Paengaroa Forest and Te Takinga Marae. Katie is a full time professional Director and on her way to becoming a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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