Iwi Affiliation: Ngāpuhi                  Hapu Affiliation: Ngāti Pakahi, Ngāti Rehia

Steven was born in the small township of Kawakawa, but grew up in Milton Otago and takes pride in his Māori and Pākehā heritage. In 1994 Steven received a Masters degree in Marketing to become one of the first Māori graduates from University of Otago.  This was followed by a short career in Māori tourism at Auckland University of Technology and then an extended career in fitness as a founding member of global fitness company Les Mills International.

As Kaiwhakahaere Matua | CEO Steven’s role is to guide the company’s direction and sustainability through insight, innovation and service. At a technology level this requires focus around design thinking, research and development.  At staff  level this requires insights and execution on how tribes emerge, survive and thrive.  At a leadership level it requires focus on creating high performance teams.

Steven lives in West Harbour, Tāmaki Makaurau New Zealand and in his spare time enjoys cycling, music, cuisine, viticulture, and travel.

Jill is a Director of Kiwa Digital who also has overall responsibility for operations.

Jill brings with her an extensive career in senior level management.  She was the CEO of global fitness company Les Mills International, which she led through a period of rapid growth, bringing its fitness programmes to 15,000 health clubs in 80 countries. Prior to this, she managed the offices of the Mayor of Auckland and Ministers of the Crown.

As the founder of Kiwa Digital, Rhonda paved the way for the company’s work with indigenous groups around the world, using technology to preserve indigenous knowledge in formats that are relevant and accessible. As a multi-award-winning television Producer, her roots and passion are ingrained in the cultural localisation of media content for a global audience.  Rhonda was recently  honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for Services to New Zealand in Technology for Film and Television.