Wharehuia Dixon (Ngāti Awa) appointed to Engineering New Zealand Board

We are thrilled to announce that Beca’s Wharehuia Dixon (Ngāti Awa) has been recently appointed to the Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) Governing Board.
A key part of Wharehuia’s role will be to help build and strengthen the Board’s Te Ao Māori capability, one of ENZ’s aims as part of a comprehensive Governance Review.

Honoured to be selected for this exciting opportunity, Wharehuia also acknowledges the challenges of this responsibility. “Building cultural capability within an organisation is a long journey,” he acknowledges. “What this signals to me, is that Māori can realise there is value in holding firm to their Māori identity, and likewise, businesses are understanding the differentiating value that Māori can add.”

Darryl-Lee Wendelborn, Beca Managing Director – New Zealand, was a staunch supporter of Wharehuia’s appointment. “Wharehuia has been a strong contributor to Beca and the industry in increasing its knowledge and how to apply Māori values and mātauranga to the Professional Services. He will bring a considered, thoughtful and respectful approach to the Board as well as deep insights into Te Ao Māori, which I know will add significant value to the Board’s discussions and its decision making.”

For more on Wharehuia’s appointment, visit https://www.engineeringnz.org/news-insights/kia-hiwa-r%C4%81-wharehuia-dixon-joins-governing-board/
See also February 2022