The Urutapu  Advisory Panel is strategically comprised of wāhine with expertise in their relevant fields of education, innovation, and leadership. Each member of the panel has collaborated in framing the Urutapu Programme and works closely with the Urutapu Team in ensuring an effective programme and ultimately empowered tamāhine. Our panel boasts a range of skills and age ranges, incorporating the best of Te Ao Maori and their own respective fields to lead the way as mana wāhine in an ever-changing, globalised world.

Dr Ella Henry

Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rārawa

Lecturer in Māori Media
Cooperative Education and Maori Business at Auckland University of Technology.  

Arvay Read

Ngāti Hine, Ngā Puhi

Research and Education Consultant
Ph.D Candidate
Indigenous Development Kaupapa Māori Research

Maxine Graham

Waikato, Tainui me Hauraki, Ngati Mahuta me Ngati Whanaunga.

Project Leader at The Auckland University of Technology
Strategic Initiatives
Office of Māori Advancement

Ripeka Read

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Waiariki

Digital Content Graduate, Auckland Council
Master of Arts in Māori Development student
Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori Media