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Renata Hakiwai


Renata Hakiwai (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Tūwharetoa, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Porou) is the Managing Director of HTK Group, a purpose-driven organisation established in 2015 to meet the growing demand for Māori and indigenous professional services. Mr Hakiwai has more than 13 years of experience in senior executive and leadership positions alongside being a successful investor and entrepreneur.   He sits on the boards of a range of organisations which include Crown, commercial, iwi, post-settlement, not-for-profit and start-up entities. 

Mr Hakiwai was previously Co-chair of the interim Establishment Board of Hanga-Aro-Rau. He has a passion for Māori economic development with a focus on Māori business, innovation, enterprise, workforce development, and the future of work. He has deep connections with the communities in which he serves and sees himself as an enabler of people and an accelerator for Māori and indigenous development.