Chief Executive Officer - Aukaha

Chief Executive Officer - Aukaha

  • Newly created influential Senior Leadership role
  • Resource, Environmental Management and Social Wellbeing focus
  • Contribute a strong commercial focus


In October 2017, Kāi Tahu ki Otago Ltd (KTKO Ltd) celebrated our 20th anniversary. This was marked by acknowledging our achievements over this time and with the launch of our new name. Aukaha.  Originating from kia kaha, au kaha- to unite, bind together, the name reflects our way of working, working together in partnership to achieve the desired outcomes.

Aukaha is a stand-alone commercial consultancy based in Otago that works for Manawhenua in the areas of the environmental and health field.  We advocate for Kāi Tahu environmental and cultural aspirations in resource management; facilitate consultation with Kāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga; and support Māori hauora (health) and wellbeing.

With a strong commercial vision for the future we are now seeking a Chief Executive Officer to drive our well-established organisation forward to the next stage of growth and development through successful strategic execution and maximising our effectiveness as an organisation, while continuing to promote and uplift the core values of Kāi Tahu on natural resource, environmental management and social issues.

As Chief Executive Officer of Aukaha, you will have a high level of commercial acumen and professional leadership background with a demonstrated understanding of Te Ao Māori and a natural ability to nurture and develop longstanding working relationships with a wide variety of industry groups. You will come equipped with a high level of knowledge of environmental management, social wellbeing and resource management processes and have proficiency in tikanga Māori and competency in te reo Māori. With a focus on the future and taking hold of the commercial opportunities available to Aukaha, you will be passionate about building on the solid foundations of our organisation with a focus on sustainability, growth and evolution.

This is a unique opportunity for a high level Chief Executive to join a forward-thinking iwi consultation in a dynamic and exciting newly created position.  For a detailed job description please submit a resume and cover letter detailed your relevant background and expertise by clicking APPLY NOW. 

For a confidential discussion about this position and your suitability feel free to call Sophie Te Huia, Branch Manager- Fluid Recruitment on (03) 467 7224.  

Please note applications for this role closes on Friday 25th of May 2018

Contact Us

P 03 465 7300


Marae:  520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago - NZ
Office: 121 Grimness St, Karitane, Otago - NZ