Glenis Phillip-Barbara
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Glenis Phillip-Barbara

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner / Manaakatia a Tātou Tamariki

Assistant Māori Commissioner

  • First appointee to position of assistant Māori commissioner.
  • Thirty years’ experience as a community advocate, senior public service leader, and in working with whānau, hapū and iwi to recover mātauranga Māori.
  • Of Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepōhatu and clan McDonald descent.


Māori Language Commission / Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
Chief Executive Officer
Jun 2010 - Nov 2014
He Rau Aroha
Nov 2014 - Present
Ministry of Social Development / Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora
Associate DCE
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
TED Conferences
TEDxWellington Speaker 2016
Mar 2016 - Present
Tiakina Ltd
Executive Director
Oct 2017 - Present

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