Ensuring supplier diversity

This webinar was held Wednesday, 30 March and included examples of Tiriti-dynamic in practice when Te Hiringa Hauora has leveraged its buying power to: ensure supplier diversity, address barriers to suppliers engaging with procurement processes, and generate social and public value beyond the value of goods, services, or works being procured.

Acting Manager Procurement, Susan McIntyre, presented high level principles of Te Hiringa Hauora’s procurement approach.  Programme Lead, Michael Naera and Senior Advisor Mental Wellbeing, Claud Ibbotson presented a brief overview of the Nōku te Ao programme, and how its strategic pou of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, human rights, equity and mātauranga Māori required a procurement approach which was tailored to align with strategic goals and outcomes. 

Full video

Part A - Nōku te ao programme

Part B - The procurement approach

About our speakers

Tane Cassidy

Tumu Whakarae/Chief Executive | Te Hiringa Hauora

Of Ngāpuhi descent, Tane Cassidy has worked in the areas of health marketing, funding and contracting, and policy development since graduating from the University of Otago in the 1990s. He has worked with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, Māori, private businesses, and community groups.

Tau Huirama

Kaumatua | Te Hiringa Hauora

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Kaumatua: Maunga Tautari Huirama (Tau)

Tau Huirama has more than 20 years professional experience as a cultural supervisor, coach, mentor and facilitator of crucial conversations.

He provides trustworthy, wise and knowledgeable cultural and bi-cultural advice and support to Māori and non-Māori seeking to deliver the best possible results for their whānau and stakeholders.

Karen Stewart

Acting General Manager Corporate Services | Te Hiringa Hauora

Karen has worked managing research commissioning and contracting for over 16 years at Te Hiringa Hauora/Health Promotion Agency and previously at the Families Commission/Superu. Karen will be facilitating this webinar.

Claud Ibbotson

Senior Advisor Mental Wellbeing | Te Hiringa Hauora

Claud Ibbotson has been a Senior Advisor in the Mental Wellbeing team at Te Hiringa Hauora for two years. 

They have lived experience of mental distress and Rainbow expertise, and use this passion to fuel their mahi. They were involved in the design and development of the Nōku te Ao procurement process, and they were the lead in developing the kaupapa Māori-based contracts that emerged from this. 

Claud has a background in mental health strategy and policy, and brings a human rights lens to all that they do. Achieving equitable health outcomes for marginalised populations is their main goal.

Michael Naera

Pou Kurutao – Acting Programme Lead for Nōku te Ao Like Minds | Te Hiringa Hauora

Michael has made significant contributions for improving mental health services and suicide prevention strategies and activities for Māori across Aotearoa New Zealand.

He is recognised in the 100 Maori Leaders alongside Sir Mason Durie and Dame Tariana Turia to name a few. As a sort after keynote speaker Michael has spoken at the World Congress on Public Health Conference as a Global Leader on Indigenous Suicide Prevention. Not to mention traveling to indigenous nations to present on Māori and indigenous suicide prevention.

In 2016, Michael was one of the project leaders for the very first World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference and Indigenous Youth Summit. He led the roll out of conference recommendations, in particular, The Tūramarama Declaration document which is recognised internationally by indigenous nations. Currently he is studying for his PHD in Philosophy at Massey University.

Susan McIntyre

Acting Procurement Manager | Te Hiringa Hauora
Susan McIntyre is Acting Procurement Manager and has been at Te Hiringa Hauora since 2013 as an advisor and senior advisor in the procurement team.  

Together with then Procurement Manager Karen Stewart, they supported and advised the Nōku te Ao programme team to undertake a process that supported their strategy’s kaupapa Māori approach.  

Susan has a background in project management and has a passion for procurement and supporting teams to undertake fair, robust and successful procurement processes.