Te Pūoho Katene

Executive Director | Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust | Aotearoa New Zealand

A graduate of Stanford Business School, Fulbright Scholar and Obama Foundation Leader: Asia-Pacific, Te Pūoho (Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Whātua tribes) brings a global outlook on driving social impact within an indigenous, values-based lens.

As Executive Director of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust, Te Pūoho pursues targeted social change within an indigenous impact framework. His Trust’s philanthropic and investment activity targets outcomes for indigenous Māori through education & training, traditional and scientific knowledge systems, and leadership development.

An established governor, Te Pūoho serves his tribe as a Board Trustee, as well as on Wakatū Incorporation’s Manaaki board and Waikato-Tainui’s Distributions Committee, both tasked with reinvesting profits into tribal members. He is a Director for Armillary Private Capital and a Trustee of Ākina Foundation.