Traci Houpapa is an award-winning company director and a recognised industry leader. A trusted advisor to Māori, Government, public and private sector, Traci’s portfolio spans agribusiness, training, education and sustainable economic development. She is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa.
Traci has been named in the top ten most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness, and political influencers in New Zealand. She won the Westpac Fairfax Media Women of Influence Board and Management award and has been named on Westpac’s New Zealand Women Powerbrokers list. Traci was awarded the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for services to New Zealand agribusiness and Māori, and named amongst the BBCs 100 Most Influential Women in the World.
Traci has an MBA from Massey University, and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, a Justice of the Peace and Marriage Celebrant.