Te Taru White

Te Taru White...

International speaker, scientist, entrepreneur, facilitator, cultural heritage leader, advocate for self determined development, strategist.



A competent, highly qualified senior executive with over 30 years experience in a wide range of professions. These range from scientific research to change management, human resource management, community development across all socio-economic spectrums, and leadership for the past 11 years of the highly acclaimed National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Te Puia.

His senior level experience and leadership across both private and public sector industries, has provided Te Taru with a unique range of skills and competencies that enable him to deal with many challenging situations. He is very intuitive through years of experience, outcome orientated, and is able to apply both pragmatic and innovative solutions to problem solving.

He has developed strong networks in the national and international cultural-heritage scene in particular, and is a highly regarded public speaker and presenter.

He has a passion for people, their culture and their place, and believes these elements are essential to the well-being of individuals and societies. Motivating, facilitating and at times challenging, these elements through creative and innovative thinking and action do make a difference.

This is what drives Te Taru and if he can make a difference in the lives of people, then he considers this reward in itself.

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