Kaihautū & manager, cultural development
Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ue Pohatu, Te Aupōuri
Hapu: Te Whānau a Hinetāpora
Ron joined Skills Active in 2006, having completed three years as Training Advisor, Tourism Māori at Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation.
Previously Ron spent nine years as programme manager in education and training, including three years as executive director, at YMCA Wellington.
He has a background in business, and was self-employed for 15 years as managing director in both the retail and construction sectors.
Ron is committed to kaupapa Māori and tikanga Māori approaches with workplaces, and uses past experiences to build relationships with iwi, hapū and other Māori stakeholders to create awareness of opportunities available through Skills Active.