Sacha McMeeking is a social entrepreneur, strategist and solution builder who runs the Māui Lab, a hub that connects emerging Māori talent with the contemporary challenges of Māori society to create next generation solutions for Te Ao Māori.

Sacha was previously Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu’s general manager strategy and influence. After graduating with a Masters in Laws with First Class Honours she became New Zealand’s inaugural Fulbright Harkness Fellow for emerging and established leaders in 2010. She is a trustee of the Hilary Institute of International Leadership, an organisation which develops exceptional mid-career leaders. Sacha spoke at the TEDx Reimagining Christchurch event in 2011.

Sacha is a founding partner of Tu Maia, a kaupapa driven organisation that specialises in leadership, innovation and venture development. Tu Maia designs and delivers kaupapa Maori incubation programmes, leadership development programmes, and innovation tournaments.

About being involved in What Next?

“It is exciting and an honour to be part of a conversation about our collective future.  What got us to 2017 will not get us to 2037.   Complex and converging global trends will buffet our nation as both fair winds and turbulent storms.  This conversation is an opportunity for us to co-design, with Kiwi ingenuity and fearlessness, the opportunities we can craft in a rapidly changing world."

Watch some of the talks that Sacha has given below: