Te Taha Maori have recently announced the appointment of Peter Baltus, Ngapuhi, Ngati Whatua, Ngati Ruanui and Te Atiawa, as the new Pou Whakarae for Te Taha Maori.
Announcing the new role, Te Kani Williams, Commissioner, said, “Peter has a BCom with a major in Accounting and Marketing and is a senior executive with proven experience in international aid domestic markets, building high performing teams and successful businesses. He has worked in complex environments and thrives on the challenge of delivering results in difficult environments.”
In addition to his business acumen, extensive commercial experience and financial skills, Peter is a graduate of Te Wanaga o Takiura. Te Kani says, “This has been a long-time ambition of his, and has had a profound impact on him including his desire to continue this journey to nurture te reo and to work for a Maori-based organisation where he can blend his work experience with his passion for our language and culture to support the economic development and wellbeing of our people.”
Peter started at the Te Taha Maori offices in Penrose in early February and will be working alongside Te Kani as he familiarizes himself with his new role, staff and the Rohe over the coming weeks.