(All events, Student events)
19 September 2012
5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Host: The Kia Toa Lecture Series is hosted by The University of Auckland Business School He Tuākana Programme with funding provided by the Equity Innovation Fund
Contact info: Dara Kelly
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by completing the online registration form.
Presenters: June McCabe and Dan Walker
The Kia Toa Lecture Series will provide Māori business students with the opportunity to be exposed to inspirational Māori role models who are not only well-respected, but strongly committed to the advancement of Māori people. The series is both a mentoring and networking opportunity, with refreshments provided before and after each speaker presentation.
June McCabe (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri and Ngāti Kahu and Ngāti Kahurau) has more than ten years’ governance experience in public, private and not-for-profit organisations and is on the board of Hui Taumata and a director at TVNZ. She has experience in policy-making, banking and finance and has held senior management positions at Westpac and Housing New Zealand. While at Westpac, June co-authored Women2Women, a book to assist women in their careers.
June has an MBA from The University of Auckland Business School and in 2003 was awarded a Dame Mira Szászy Māori Business Alumni Award at the Māori Business Leader Awards.
Dan Walker (Ngāti Ruānui) has spent more than 15 years in the commercial sector across a broad range of industries. He is now Samsung’s National Sales Manager, responsible for a large national team and a billion-dollar budget. His board roles include being Pou Tuarā with his iwi, Ngāti Ruānui of South Taranaki, and a director of Fronde, a New Zealand-owned enterprise solution and IT infrastructure company.
Dan also has an MBA and was chosen to participate in Leadership New Zealand in 2011. He was awarded a Dame Mira Szászy Māori Business Alumni Award at the Māori Business Leader Awards in 2010 and was runner-up to the Young Executive of the Year in 2011.
Kia toa: Be charismatic, be courageous
A “toa” is a leader imbued with a gift of grace and charisma from atua, a spiritual power. This leader is courageous in achieving strategic intent and leading others toward a noble purpose. In Māori leadership tradition expressed as e waru ngā pumanawa, “he toa” is considered one of the eight supreme attributes of the heart, and rangatira leadership.