Yvonne (Evie) has built a career working in adult teaching and tertiary education. A woman of Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngati Pikiao descent, Evie grew up in Auckland where she became an adult teacher in the Polytechnic sector.
She has held a number of executive leadership roles within education institutions across New Zealand, with a particular focus on organisational change and improving outcomes for Māori students.
Having joined Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi as Deputy CEO in 2015, Evie relishes the opportunity to be part of New Zealand’s “quiet education revolution”.
Evie was drawn to the Atlantic Fellows program to have the opportunity to reflect and learn more about Indigenous pedagogies and place-based leadership. She hopes that she can drive social change through empowering Indigenous peoples.