Hamiora Bowkett
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Hamiora Bowkett

Ministry of Māori Development / Te Puni Kōkiri

Hautū (deputy secretary), strategy, governance and the public sector performance

  • Oversees system-wide strategies and influences needed to achieve Māori wellbeing.
  • Responsible for functions including Budget strategy and ensuring Te Puni Kōkiri is positioned for strategic impact.
  • Has worked at the Treasury, in the justice sector, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Development and MBIE.
  • Previously deputy director-general of health and a current Crown appointee to the Capital and Coast District Health Board.
  • Helped establish the Whānau Ora commissioning agencies approach.
  • Holds a Bachelor of commerce and administration from Victoria University.
  • Nō Ngāti Rangiwewehi me Te Rarawa.


Price Waterhouse Coopers
Partner, Director, Consulting
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Director Strategy and Performance, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer
Mar 2016 - Jul 2018
Social Sector Leader
Jul 2018 - Nov 2019
Ministry of Māori Development / Te Puni Kōkiri
Deputy Secretary Strategy Governance & Public Sector Performance, Deputy Chief Executive - Strategy Governance & Public Sector Performance, Deputy Chief Executive
Nov 2019 - Present
Capital & Coast DHB
Appointed Board Member
Dec 2019 - Present

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