Whakarautia - Pre Start-Up
I'd like to start a business
Te Uma - Business Nurture
I just started a new business
Whānaua - Business Growth
I'd like to grow my business
Our presenters were carefully selected and come with the right mix of skills and experience ranging from marketing to accounting, innovation and business planning. Starting or growing a business becomes easier when you have these guys backing you.
As a Partner in the Crowe Horwath Performance Consulting Team, Heta leads a team of commercially-focussed and experienced advisors.
Te Kūiti (Waikato Region)
Naomi Hughes (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a co-founder, co-owner, managing director, lead editor, and programme manager at Aotahi Limited, a Te Kūiti-based, Māori business education company.
Ira brings to Crowe Horwath, and the diverse range of clients she works with, almost 20 years’ accounting experience.
Christchurch (Canterbury Region)
Since 2004, Julie has assisted over one thousand business tauira to plan, initiate, and execute their business ideas.
Jeffrey has a passion for Māori Business and holds various governance roles in this area
Dunedin (Otago Region)
Tracee-Lee has eight years’ experience in facilitating, education, business, and financial literacy.
Lorretta brings to Crowe Horwath over 10 years accounting experience in both the Chartered and Commercial environment. She works closely with her diverse client base to help them establish, grow and manage their business at all levels.
Nelson, Kaikōura, Blenheim, and Greymouth
Susan Piket (Rongowhakāta, Ngati Kahungunu) is the director of Barbican Training Centre, based in Nelson.
Barbara has spent more than 30 years in business, and her experience covers a wide range of positions and roles. She has been a consultant and assisted business owners at all stages of development.
Porirua and Hutt Valley (Wellington Region)
Liz Ruatoto (Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Hauā), is the director of Stella Consultancy Limited, a business education company which delivers practical business programmes for small to medium businesses
Michelle has worked closely with private individuals and various businesses over the years, from start-ups through to high growth businesses and large corporate organisations.
Queenstown and Invercargill (Southland)
Peter Waaka (Tuhourangi - Ngāti Wahiao) lives and works in Queenstown. Peter has nearly 30 years’ experience in business education and consultancy.
Palmerston North (Manawatu Region)
Daniel is passionate about entrepreneurship, business, investment, Māori development, community, and whānau.
Saran Read (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa / Rongowhakaata) has ten years’ experience in business education. She is the owner of Infinite Learning, a business education company.
Midge Te Kani
Wairoa and Gisborne (East Coast)
Midge has over 10 years’ experience in business education.
Rotorua and Taupō (Central North Island)
Stacey Ford (Ngāi Tūhoe and Tūhourangi) is the manager of Family Focus Rotorua. She teaches business education in Rotorua and Taupō.
Nicky Faulkner has been involved in business education since 2003. She owns her own business providing book keeping and business mentoring.
Albany and Papakura (Auckland Region)
Leisa Nathan (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Raukawa, and Ngāti Maniapoto) is the current principal and managing director of Ochre Business Solutions, an education provider located in Auckland.
Eve has a strong interest in helping clients improve engagement and culture for their businesses, through the use of sound practical human resource strategies.
Tauranga and Whakātane (Bay of Plenty Region)
Rā Winiata (Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Porou) is the director of Indigenous Development Group Limited, a consultancy, and Indigenous Limited, a design company.
Aroha Heeni (Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāpuhi) has over 10 years’ experience in business education and 25 years’ experience in business and self-employment.
Kaitaia to Kaikohe (Far Northland Region)
Valerie West is the owner of Just Effective Training (JET), a business that specialises in customised business training programmes.
Jarrad McKay (Ngāti Kahungunu and Tainui) is the current director and owner of Rocket Surgery business consultancy and director and owner of Pūhā and Pakehā, a food business that serves modern Māori fusion cuisine. He is an experienced business educator and business mentor.