Our leadership

Find out about the structure of our leadership team led by Chief Executive Gus Gilmore, our purpose and our mission.

Our leadership team

Te Pūkenga has four operational regions with regional co-directors in each. These roles are a key way we will put into action the partnership between Māori and Te Pūkenga.

MIT is in Rohe 1 | Region 1 which includes Te Tai Tokerau | Northland and Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

Mr Toa Faneva (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa, Alofi) and Peseta Sam Lotu-liga (Faleasiu, Vaiala and Puapua, Samoa) took up the co-leadership roles for Te Pūkenga operational Rohe 1 | Region 1 on 11 April 2023.

Regional leadership are advised by the MIT (and Unitec) Operational Team led by Prof Martin Carroll.

Our leadership team is further supported by our kaumatua, Vincent Hapi.