Traci Houpapa
Opening Address


Traci HoupapaTraci Houpapa (Waikato Maniapoto, Taranaki, Tūwharetoa) is the Chairman of the Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA), and a Tainui Executive Committee member.

She is the first woman to lead FoMA since its establishment in 1987, and is committed to encouraging and promoting Māori participation in the economic development.

She is the Director of THCG Ltd, a Hamilton based consulting firm providing strategic business planning advice and organisational development, to iwi, Māori, public and private sector clients throughout New Zealand.

Traci holds many director and ministerial appointments, including the Chairman of Landcorp Farming Ltd, Strada Corporation, Pemberton Construction Ltd, the National Advisory Council of Employment for Women, the Rural Broadband Initiative Advisory Committee, the Global Strategic Initiatives Expert Advisory Committee, and Te Uranga B2 Incorporation.

Traci is a Member of the Order of New Zealand.