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Associate Professor Pare Keiha

Pare Keiha

Pro Vice Chancellor Māori Advancement, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Dean/Tumuaki Te Ara Poutama/ Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development

Phone: 64 (0)9 921 9999 ext 6037


Physical Address:

Room 311, Te Ara Poutama, corner of Wakefield and Wellesley Sts, Auckland Central, 1010

Postal Address:
AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Aucklane 1142, NZ



Member of the Queen’s Service Order
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Business administration
Master of Commercial Law
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Member of the Institute of Directors
Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Memberships and Affiliations:

IWI: Te whānau-a-Taupara hapu of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, and Rongowhakaata


Pare Keiha has been a member of the Board of the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) since 2002 and has chaired its Finance and Audit Committee and is currently chair of its Industry and Environment Sector investment committee.  He has supported a number of Auckland based art and culture charities and is currently chair of the Mika Haka Foundation.  His past directorships include the Legal Services Agency, Waitemata District Health Board, Metrowater Ltd, Port Gisborne Ltd, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures Australia + New Zealand (RSA A+NZ). 


He has contributed to a number of nationally significant research agendas including membership of the 2002 PBRF Working Group and the current PBRF Sector Reference Group (SRG).  He was a member of the three CoRE Fund committees of the Royal Society of New Zealand that were responsible for establishing the New Zealand Centres of Research Excellence.  He is also an advisor to the CEO of the Ministry for Research Science and Technology and the Commissioner of Trade Marks and Patents. 


He is a trustee of the Te Whānau-a-Taupara Trust Board and his tribal affiliations lie with the principle tribes of Turanga (Gisborne), specifically the whānau-a-Taupara hapu of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, and Rongowhakaata. 


Pare Keiha is the Pro Vice Chancellor for Māori Advancement, Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching and Dean of Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, at the Auckland University of Technology.  He has also previously held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor for Commercialisation. 

He has a strong and extensive background in the governance of a number of public and private companies.  His networks and knowledge of RS&T policy are extensive and are well recognised.  He has recently participated in a number of reviews at the Auckland Museum including the Collections, Research and Library review, the review of the National History Collections, the review of the Cultural Collections and the review of the War Memorial Collections.

He currently advises a number of Māori enterprises, including both tribal and pan-tribal organisations, and state sector entities in the areas of business development, management and strategy. 

Research areas:

Pare's business experience covers strategic and business planning, project management and marketing.  His present academic pursuits include Māori development, competition law and policy, intellectual property law, and corporate governance.


Pare was honoured by the Queen in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List when he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) for his services to business, education and Māori.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2014 5:01pm

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