Paul Te Poa Karoro Morgan QSM
Paul Te Poa Karoro Morgan QSM

Paul Te Poa Karoro Morgan QSM

Paul Te Poa Karoro Morgan has been at the forefront of economic development for Māori in business for over 30 years. He has been involved with a range of Māori rights issues involving natural resources, including fishing, aquaculture and forestry. His experience as a director and in governance roles spans both the public and private sectors across agribusiness, property, science, entrepreneurial start-ups and business generally.

Paul served as chief executive of the Federation of Māori Authorities, representing and actively advocating for the interests of Māori business, from 1996 to 2007. In this role and general directorships, he has been actively involved in advocating government policy reform in land law, taxation, resource management, ETS, industry reform and many business issues during his career.

Paul is passionate about his whānau and whānau whānui and investing in and building a new future for the generations to come. He believes in making a positive difference in the Māori community and to Aotearoa as a whole.

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Our Work Programmes

Case Study Forestry


FOMA member says the idea of national FOMA was to collectivise Maori interests, share information, and create scale and opportunities to influence change for the betterment of members.

Case Study Horticulture


FOMA has had a cohort of members involved in horticulture for many years, and over 30 years the federation's interest in horticulture has increased.

Case Study Honey


Manuka's transition from firewood to a honey supply is providing a valuable commodity for Maori land block owners.

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