National Māori Sector Lead
KPMG in New Zealand
Riria Te Kanawa joined KPMG in June 2015 and is a Director in the Performance Consulting team. Riria drives KPMG’s work with Māori organisations and businesses and she ensures that clients can access the right expertise within KPMG that is matched to their needs. She has 19 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and as a former business owner has extensive experience in advising clients in financial management, strategy design and execution and business planning. She helps client challenge and test the status quo and has an active interest in helping clients apply human centred design principles to design organisational strategy, improve operational performance and identify and pursue growth opportunities. Riria is the lead author of the Maui Rau report series that looks at how Maori might take advantage of the shifts in the world to advance prosperity for their people.
Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Certificate in Company Direction from Institute of Directors
Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University