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WIBF 2018 Featuring: Selwyn Hayes

Selwyn is deeply passionate about New Zealand Māori and indigenous economic development as a means to more holistic prosperity for indigenous peoples. He has for many years been responsible for the executive leadership of EY New Zealand’s Māori Sector strategy, and is the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Tahi Limited (Tahi). Tahi was established in 2014 as a standalone, global member firm of EY with a single kaupapa (purpose) to “accelerate Māori success” through exclusively focusing on positive Māori outcomes.

Selwyn has deep expertise in the structuring and development of Māori collective organisations, with over 17 years’ experience advising numerous pan-Māori, tribal and Māori land entities in tax structuring and compliance, strategic planning and execution, investment strategy and policy development, and charitable tax issues.

A descendent of the Ngāi Tai, Te Whakatōhea, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and Ngā Wairiki-Ngāti Apa tribes, he spent most of his childhood in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. He is the proud father of Kapuarangi and Te Wai Kura; and the lucky spouse of Kirikowhai Mikaere (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue). His family moved from Wellington to their current home base of Rotorua in 2014.

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