Karleen Everitt

Kaitohu Rautaki Māori Head of Te Ao Māori Strategy, ANZ Bank New Zealand

Karleen holds a Masters in Management for the University of Auckland and was appointed as the Kaitohu Rautaki Māori Head of Te Ao Māori Strategy ANZ in June 2021. Prior this appointment she had her own company Manaaki Solutions Ltd, she founded in 2006. She was the first wāhine and Māori to be appointed as the Chair to Northland’s Regional Economic Development Agency, Northland Inc. Karleen has held a number of governance roles, serving both Māori and non-Māori entities and currently sits as Deputy Chair of the St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board. Karleen is passionate about social & economic opportunities for wāhine and women leading their own pathways to truly empower themselves locally and abroad.