New Volcanic Futures

With 25 years of experience in commercial management, project and business development and leadership. Aaron has experience across the public sector, the Maori economy and private sector. Aaron has advised a number of businesses and governance entities (boards and trusts) across the country.

As an accredited business mentor for Te Puni Kokori, Aaron worked with many Maori entities over ten years in the Maori Business Facilitation service (MBFS program).

His work experience and skillsets also cover a diverse number of sectors (domestic and international) from the primary sector to High-Tech. Aaron also has over 14 years of research and commercial experience working with Maori entities and the New Zealand research sector across the country.

Aaron has participated and completed a number of MBIE funded research projects across the country working with multiple universities, crown research institutes and government agencies.

Aaron’s experience working within multicultural environments across the country and overseas in a professional capacity has also allowed him to be able to seamlessly integrate with various organisations for the last 20 years.

Aaron’s formal qualifications include an MBA from Syracuse University (USA), and Sejong University (South Korea), and a Bachelor of Business Studies in Economics from Massey University.