Kaapua Smith

Kaapua Smith

Partner

KPMG in New Zealand

Kaapua is based in our Wellington office in the  Government Sector practice. With a career spanning more than 17 years across government and corporate sectors, Kaapua has held influential roles such as Political Advisor and Press Secretary for the Minister of Māori Affairs and Press Secretary for the Minister for Whānau Ora, as well as roles at Te Puni Kokiri and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

As an advocate for the development of Kaupapa Māori, Kaapua believes that Māori knowledge, systems and tikanga can contribute to the sustainability of our country's natural resources, as well as the advancement of the communities which most need support. Kaapua hails from Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Awa

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Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts - First Class Honours, Maori Studies