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Miriana Stephens

Wakatū Incorporation
Miriana was born in Motueka and her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (NZ History) and a Law Degree. She was awarded the 2016 Aotearoa NZ Māori Woman Business Leader award in recognition of outstanding success and excellence in business.
Miriana is currently a director of Aotahi which is a Māori-owned and managed business that specialises in developing and managing educational programmes in the areas of small business and money management for communities throughout Aotearoa.  She is also a director for Wakatū Incorporation (Wakatū), its subsidiaries and various committees. She is currently coordinating the innovation and research & development programme across the group of Wakatū to create a people, land and water wellness framework as well as a portfolio of food and ingredient applications with scientifically validated health benefits which are aligned with consumer demand and Te Pae Tāwhiti, the 500 year intergenerational plan of Wakatū.
Miriana is a trustee on Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rarua, and the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa NZ. She is also a member of Nuku ki te Puku (a national Māori Food and Beverage cluster), the MPI Primary Sector Council, an assessor on the MBIE Endeavour Fund Impact Panel and an alumni of Te Hono (NZ agribusiness leaders).

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, July 6

15:30 NZST