Aukaha welcomes new independent director

It is a busy time for Aukaha as I sit down to write my first pānui as interim Chief Executive. Our kaimahi are juggling business as usual alongside preparations for our November AGM, including signing off on our annual report. It has been a pleasure to flick through its pages and celebrate the incredible work undertaken in the previous financial year.


CEO Blog October 2023

A huge mihi to the team for pulling our annual report together, and for many achievements and milestones it celebrates. Our annual report can be viewed here, and I encourage you to take the time to scroll through and learn more about the work of Aukaha.

Our upcoming AGM will also be the first since Mike Collins joined our board as an independent director. Many of you will know Mike from his role as the Chief Executive of Business South – his excellent understanding of the economic climate in our region as well as his extensive network are just a couple of the reasons we’re pleased to have him on board. Since he was appointed in August, we have already seen Mike’s skills and expertise mesh well with those of our existing directors. He is a strategic thinker with an inclusive and collaborative approach to his mahi, and brings his experience in business transformational change, risk management and people and culture enablement. I know you will all join me in welcoming Mike to the Aukaha whānau.

Outside of preparations for our AGM, business as usual continues for the kaimahi of Aukaha. The upcoming change of government presents an important opportunity for Aukaha to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones where required, to enable us to continue delivering outcomes for kā papatipu rūnaka.

Mā te wā,

Caron Solomon-Ward
Kāi Te Ruahikihiki, Kāti Moki, Kāi Te Pahi

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