Kylie Smallman
Kylie Smallman

Operations Manager
Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Turangitukua, Ngāti Whakaue, Tuhourangi

Raised in Waitao Tauranga Moana, Kylie comes to us with experience in the Post Settlement Governance space. She served as a trustee for Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga Trust. Then later became General Manager of Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga and Ngāti Pūkenga Investments Ltd.

Kylie’s role was to lead the strategic operations of the group and manage activities such as growing the settlement assets and other value add initiatives for the descendants of Ngāti Pūkenga. Kylie remains as General Manager of Ngāti Pūkenga Investments Ltd and oversees the development of their organic kiwifruit orchard development on treaty settlement returned land.

With a strong passion for Māori Economic Development, Kylie has explored many different aspects of financial services and Māori development over the trajectory of her career. She has experience in mortgage broking, financial planning services, budget advice and property investment consulting. She also has experience in hauora, rūnanga, kura and marae activities.

Kylie also completed the Masters in Māori and Indigenous Leadership at the University of Canterbury. Her dissertation was on Māori investment policy frameworks where she explored the use of Western frameworks by iwi and how a Māori perspective can be imbedded into it.