“Tangata i ākona ki te kāinga, tūngia ki te ao, tau ana” An individual versed in their own customs, rooted in the depth of their own values, will excel and succeed no matter the situation.
Jymal comes to the role of General Manager Māori Impact Group as an experienced professional leading our organisational drive to re-orientate and support increased impact with Māori through investment in, with and alongside Māori. This will be a culture shift in terms of our way of thinking and behaving to ensure our culture responds explicitly to the aspirations and needs of Māori communities and makes the space for Māori to lead. With 15 years’ experience in science, research and innovation, Jymal works with and alongside Māori organisations at the interface of the wider economy to create sustainable futures, mō tātou ā mō ka uri ā muri ake nei, for us and for those who come after. He is passionate about advancing Aotearoa New Zealand’s social, cultural and economic prosperity through leveraging the cultural assets of both Māori and non-Māori. Jymal is a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori [Institute of Excellence in Māori Language] and holds post-graduate qualifications in Development Studies and Strategic Management from the University of Waikato. He has attended executive courses at Sloan Management School – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford Woods institute for the Environment, and has a growing catalogue of governance and advisor roles across the Māori economy sector.