Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki, Te Ātiawa, Whakatōhea

Te Rau Matomato/Chief Executive Officer and Incorporation Secretary

Aisha returns to the PKW whānau having previously served as an Associate Director, then as a Committee of Management Board Member. He has held a number of senior leadership roles but his true passion lies in supporting the growth and development of our people.

As the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa he led out a large team of kaimahi that focused on achieving commercial innovation with positive social and cultural outcomes. While in this role he pioneered the establishment of Ahikōmako – the Centre of Māori Innovation and Entrepreneurship which provided innovators and whānau enterprises with support to achieve economic success. He also led out Pakihi, Startup Wānanga and Kōkiri Māori Business Accelerator– introductory to intense programmes to provide the right support for Māori entrepreneurs across Aotearoa, to achieve their business aspirations.

He has a strong commitment to the PKW kaupapa through his whakapapa and whānau connections, and is proud to serve our shareholders, whānau, and kaimahi in the pursuit of collective growth and prosperity – He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga.