Traci Houpapa brings a wealth of experience in agribusiness, and in particular how to develop the Māori economy. Traci has advised Māori, government, the public and private sectors on strategic and economic development. She is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
She has been named as one of the Top 10 most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness and in Listener’s Top 10 influencers in New Zealand. She also won the Fairfax Media Women of Influence Board and Management award and has been named on Westpac’s New Zealand Women Powerbrokers list. Traci has been awarded the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for services to New Zealand agribusiness and Māori, and has been named amongst the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women in the World.
She has an MBA from Massey University and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), a Justice of the Peace and a marriage celebrant.