Haere mai: new leader for Tangaroa

Beth Tupara-Katene

We are delighted to welcome Beth Tupara-Katene as the leader for Tangaroa.  

Beth has extensive experience providing policy and strategic advice in natural resource management, fisheries, aquaculture and Treaty Settlements. She has worked with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Te Ohu Kaimoana and several government ministries.

Her key skills are in developing and driving stakeholder engagement, building capability, and providing strategic policy advice to government and Māori. Beth’s experience and established networks with iwi, Māori and government will support the goals of the Tangaroa programme in Phase II.

The Tangaroa programme explores how mātauranga and tikanga Māori can work effectively with ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa. It also supports the development of innovative governance and jurisdiction models that recognise Māori rights and interests.