A photographic portrait of Anthony Ruakere
At a time of global indigenous awakening, we need practitioners who are able to connect indigenous peoples with critical opportunities for growth. That requires the ability from us to walk as equals in their world.

Anthony Ruakere

EY Oceania Tahi Director

Leader in indigenous strategy development. Levelling the playing field by addressing inequities. Taranaki, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Porou, Te-Aitanga-ā-Māhaki.

Anthony is a Director in EY’s Māori sector practice, Tahi Business Services. Having worked with and alongside Māori organisations in legal and business advisory capacities since 1996, Anthony brings a wealth of institutional and subject knowledge to his client engagements.

In particular his work has seen him advise in various areas including strategy development and implementation, infrastructure procurement modelling, operating model design, Māori stakeholder relationship management and engagement, Māori partnership strategies, outcomes framework development, detailed service design, social enterprise, marketing, branding and supply chain management.

Anthony leads many projects that employ Tahi’s wānanga engagement methodology – a form of focus group engagement with Māori stakeholders that seeks to bring the group along on a journey, facilitating a richer discussion around the experiences, needs, desires and aspirations of the group.

How Anthony is building a better world

Anthony’s career has been shaped by his passion and consequent duty to reduce the inequities experienced by Māori people relative to non-Māori across socio-economic and cultural indicators. This has meant confronting significant challenges at individual, political and systematic levels to create better outcomes for those in need.

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