TRACI HOUPAPA MNZM JP
CROWN APPOINTEE DEPUTY CO-CHAIR
Traci is an award winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She specialises in strategic and economic development advice to Maori, iwi, public and private sector clients throughout New Zealand. Traci is known for her strong and inclusive leadership and her clear focus on building the wealth and prosperity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Named in the BBC's Top 100 most influential women in the world, Traci has been recognised as one of the top ten most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness, amongst the Listener’s top ten influencers in New Zealand, and included in Westpac’s New Zealand Women Powerbrokers list. She won the Fairfax Media Westpac Women of Influence Board and Management Award and was awarded the Massey University Distinguished Alumni Service Award for services to agribusiness and Maori.
Traci is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors, has an MBA from Massey University and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, a Justice of the Peace and a Marriage Celebrant.