Organisational structure

The organisational structure of Te Puni Kōkiri consists of the Chief Executive's Office and four directorates, or Te Puni.

Chief Executive's Office

The Chief Executive’s office supports the Chief Executive and the Executive Team, and is responsible for the overall cultural competency and well-being of the organisation. The office has a small staff base in the Wellington head office and a network of Pouwhakahaere throughout the motu.

The Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri is Dave Samuels.

Investment Te Puni

The Investment Te Puni is responsible for strengthening our stewardship role for national investment activity such as for statutory entities and whānau ora commissioning. It works closely across Te Puni Kōkiri and in particular with the Regional Partnerships Te Puni to provide contract advice, strategic planning, performance monitoring and reporting on impacts of all our investments.

The Investment Te Puni is made up of seven teams, including:

  • Office of the Deputy Chief Executive
  • Statutory Entities
  • Whānau Ora
  • Māori Growth
  • Impact Analysis and Evaluation
  • Investment Planning and Performance
  • Operational Policy and Design

The Acting Deputy Chief Executive, Investment is Karen McGuinness.

Policy Partnerships Te Puni

The Policy Partnership Te Puni works in partnership with Government agencies and Te Puni Kōkiri stakeholders, to design and deliver policies that have a significant impact on Māori.

Our work involves policy leadership across a range of Māori specific initiatives; and influencing policy advice provided more widely across the state sector to ensure that other agencies consider, and address, improving the quality of outcomes for whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori.

The Deputy Chief Executive, Policy Partnerships is Geoff Short.

Regional Partnerships Te Puni

The Regional Partnerships Te Puni manages Te Puni Kōkiri relationships with and investment in iwi, hapū and whānau Māori at both a local and a national level, including monitoring of the Whānau Ora approach.

Te Puni Kōkiri has a network of 18 offices across six regions. These offices provide a direct link to iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities; and allow Māori communities to provide feedback that strengthens the government’s understanding of Māori views, aspirations and experience. Our regional staff provide facilitation and brokerage services to communities and government and non-government agencies; and develop and implement local initiatives to help build the capacity of Māori organisations.

The Acting Deputy Chief Executives, Regional Partnerships are Rachel Jones and David Ormsby.

Te Puni Kōkiri Regions

Organisational Support Te Puni

The Organisational Support Te Puni supports Te Puni Kōkiri by providing the processes, systems and advice that enables the organisation to operate effectively, including:

  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Capability
  • Information Services
  • Legal Services
  • Ministerial and Business Support
  • Programme Support
  • Risk and Assurance
  • Strategy and Planning

The Deputy Chief Executive, Organisational Support is Fiona McBeath.

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