Thursday 29 January – Robert McLeod & Roger Kerr 


Dr Claudia Orange, Director History and Pacific Cultures at Te Papa, chairs a series of debates on the role of Māori in economic development, and in Parliament.

This debate was not recorded.

Robert McLeod, Chairman of the Business Round Table, and Roger Kerr, Executive Director of the Business Round Table, consider the place of Māori in economic development.


Robert McLeodRobert McLeod is of Ngāti Porou descent. He is a Managing Partner of Ernst & Young New Zealand, and is a specialist tax practitioner with over 20 years experience in all facets of taxation. He chairs the NZ Business Roundtable, has previously chaired the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants Tax Committee, and was Chairman of the Government’s Tax Review 2001. In 2008, Rob was appointed a member of the Capital Markets Task Force. He has held a broad range of Directorates, from Telecom to fisheries. Currently he is the Lead Negotiator for Te Haeata (the Ngāti Porou Hapu Treaty Settlement Committee). 


Roger KerrRoger Kerr is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, an organisation comprised of chief executives of around 50 of New Zealand's larger business firms.  Earlier, he was a senior official in the Treasury, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Roger has also been a director of the Electricity Corporation, and the Group Board of Colonial Limited, in Melbourne, and a member of the Council of Victoria University.


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