Kaye-Maree is a tech entrepreneur from Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake, Ngāti Mahanga me Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and resides in Wainuiomata Wellington. She is fascinated with family, community and technology and has been working in the realm of Maori and Community development for over 18 years.
Kaye-Maree’s career has spanned Child Youth and Family, The Dept of Labour, The Māori Land Court, NZ Maori Tourism and Community Housing and she has recently been involved in Social Enterprise Development, Governance Training and Whānau Ora Facilitation and Planning – particularly with hard to reach families.
Kaye-Maree was the previous Contracted Special Projects Manager with Māori Womens Development Inc and the current Managing Director of Making Everything Achievable, Indigital Blockchain Limited and digital identity and Traditional Knowledge platform Āhau.
She is on the Board of NZ Tech, Te Paepae Arahi, a kaupapa Māori mental health provider in Lower Hutt, Para Kore Charitable Trust, the North Hokianga Development Trust and a current Sir Edmond Hillary Fellow. Kaye-Maree was previously one of the Wellington Representatives on the New-Zealand Māori Council for three years.
Quality Governance, Enterprise and Data Sovereignty is a passion for Kaye-Maree where she wants to ensure individuals have the right tools and support to govern their organisations with confidence and competence and have the ability to control access to their own data and information and she is dedicated to the growth of NZ’s economic potential in particular the growth of independent, flourishing digital enterprises.