, GM Maori Strategy
...Tom Richardson, Chief Executive Officer | Russell Burton, Manager - GM Investments | Elspeth MacRae - GM Biomaterials Research | Tupara Morrison, GM Maori Strategy | Lionel Jeyaraj - Chief Financial Officer | Jacky James - GM Marketing and Communications
has a wide brief in his
role with Scion Group
providing leadership in the transformation of business strategy to an increasing Maori focus.The Biomaterials startegy provides opportunities in respect of Maori leading and partnering in new science areas.He
is also responsible for initiating internal cultural change for Scion, as well as developing frameworks and mechanisms for increased involvement of Maori in the Crown Research Institute
is of Te Arawa descent with whakapapa to Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Pukaki and Ngati Hurungaterangi.Tupara came to Scion from the health sector having held financial and business strategy roles at Lakeland Health in Rotorua before being appointed Senior Funding Manager for Lakes District Health Board.He is also one of four ministerial appointments to Waiariki Institute of Technology Council and was elected to the position of Deputy Chair in January 2005.He has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.