Tricia Keelan
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Tricia Keelan

Human Rights Commission / Te Kāhui Tika Tangata

Deputy chief executive

  • Expert on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and treaty-based development, policy, relationships, planning, funding, and delivery of services to Māori.
  • Previously at Te Moana a Toi, Bay of Plenty DHB.
  • Held executive roles in the health sector and policy roles at Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Health, and Parliament.
  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in public policy, an executive MBA, Te Pinakitanga ki te reo Kairangi, and is studying towards her PhD in indigenous development.
  • Of Ngāti Porou, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine descent.


Karawhiua Ltd
Māori Development Consultant
Jan 2012 - Sep 2014
Tū Ora Compass Health New Zealand
General Manager | Māori & Population Health
Jun 2012 - Jun 2017
Bay of Plenty DHB, Hauora a Toi
General Manager Māori Health Gain and Development
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Bay of Plenty DHB, Hauora a Toi
Manukura (Executive Director Toi Ora)
Mar 2018 - Mar 2020
Human Rights Commission / Te Kāhui Tika Tangata
Pouārahi & Deputy CEO
Feb 2020 - Present

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