Harry Burkhardt

Harry has served on the Board since 2008. Harry’s hapu affiliations are Ngāti Waiora and Ngāti Murikahara. For the last 20 years he has with his partner built up Plastics Recycling and Manufacturing operations in New Zealand and Australia. Product from these plants are marketed and distributed globally.

He has extensive governance experience also. He was a Government appointed member of the Auckland District Health Board and served for seven and a half years,  both as Deputy Chairman and The Chairman of the Audit Risk and Finance Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (Trading as Te Puia) which is the third most visited tourist attraction in New Zealand. He is also currently the Chairman of the Ngāti Whatua o Orakei Health Clinic a small Health Provider serving the health needs of Orakei, Glenn Innes and Otahuhu. He is also a member of the Packaging Council Executive an Advocacy Body representing the interests of Manufacturers.

Harry has deemed it important to reinvest back into his Iwi, Ngāti Kuri. “Both the history of Ngati Kuri and the people has demonstrated a level of service and humility. Many have contributed to where we are today. There is still much more to do. To be part of this going forward would be a wonderful privilege.”