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Rachel Taulelei

Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngati Rarua
Independent Non-Executive Director

Term of Office: Appointed Director February 2021

Rachel is a prominent business leader and a strong advocate for the Maori economy, values-based business models, and our food and beverage industry.

Her commitment to kaitiakitanga has been evident throughout her career, as founder of sustainable seafood company Yellow Brick Road in 2006, to her time as CEO of Maori-owned food and beverage company Kono, and now in her current role as co-founder of business design and brand strategy firm Oho.

She has held a number of governance roles, with a particular expertise in primary industries. She presently chairs the APEC Business Advisory Council and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, serves as a member on the board of the Young Enterprise Trust and acts as an advisor to venture capital firm Movac.