Image of Matthew Tukaki

Matthew Tukaki


Matthew Tukaki, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, is an experienced leader who is a champion for Māori health and social development. He is currently chair of a number of entities including the National Māori Authority Ngā Rautahi O Aotearoa, Māori Spectrum Working Group, the Ministry of Health Māori Monitoring Group, and the New Zealand Māori Council Auckland District.

He is the Director of the Office of Suicide Prevention and has served as the Chairman of the Ministerial Advisory Board of Oranga Tamariki.

Matthew is also the former Chair of Suicide Prevention Australia, GM, Government & Public Sector of one of the world’s largest and oldest employment companies, Drake International, and Chair of Deakin University CSaRO.

Matthew has also held a range of senior executive positions in Australia and New Zealand in companies focusing on recruitment, workforce development, media and marketing.