Melanie Mark-Shadbolt
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Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao

Deputy secretary tūmatakōkiri

  • Works directly with Te Pūrengi (the ministry’s leadership team) supporting their greater understanding of te ao Māori (the Māori world).
  • Provides advice and leadership consistent with Māori aspirations and values, and important to the ministry’s engagement with iwi/Māori.
  • Experience in leadership, strategy development, Mātauranga Māori, science and research engagement.
  • Iwi affiliations to Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, and Te Arawa.


New Zealand's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge
Director Māori
Jan 2015 - Present
Te Tira Whakamātaki
Kaiwhakahaere Chief Executive
Jun 2017 - Present
Ministry for The Environment / Manatū mō te Taiao
Deputy Secretary - Tūmatakōkiri (Māori Rights & Interest), Kaihautū, Chief Māori Advisor
Nov 2018 - Present
The Project Crimson Trust
Board Trustee
Jun 2020 - Present
B3 - Better Border Biosecurity
Member B3 Collaboration Council
Jun 2020 - Present

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