CEO, Manaaki Solutions
Karleen has a Masters in Management from the University of Auckland (Business School) and is currently studying towards a PhD in Indigenous Business Leadership.
She is the CEO of Manaaki Solutions Limited and COO for Te Putea Whakatupu Trust. She serves as a Director of Northland Inc, NorthTec as a Council Member and Kaikohekohe Education Trust as a trustee. She is especially proud to have grown up and calls Tai Tokerau (Northland) home. Her whakapapa is to Te iwi Morehu, Te Aupouri, Ngapuhi-Nui-Tonu. She has previously held other governance roles in Tai Tokerau in the Iwi commercial sector of fisheries, asset management and her marae. She’s proud to have grown up with amazing strong wahine around her and they are forever in her heart and mind when she makes decisions. She is very proud to own her own business in Tai Tokerau and the mahi she does for her whanau, haahi (church) and iwi. Proud to be a wahine in business, a game changer for the future of Tai Tokerau