Shay is an internationally recognised indigenous social entrepreneur, and has advised dozens of indigenous enterprises and several Governments.
Shay’s passions lie in combining social innovation and education with indigenous knowledge and contemporary business thinking – a mix that is ripe to disrupt the status quo in the 21st Century.
He is a co-founder of Te Whare Hukahuka, a social enterprise that aims to improve the lives of 10 million indigenous people. They create change through providing training, resources and wrap-around support to empower indigenous leaders, grow community enterprises and launch new industries.
As a sought-after speaker, Shay gives talks on social enterprise, entrepreneurial success, the future, indigenous development, and building young leaders. He has spoken at Forbes events, CEO Summits University graduation ceremonies and conferences in New Zealand and around the world.
NZ CEO Summit 2016 - speaking about the future of business and the changing paradigm towards valuing culture, diversity and the environment - a change which makes good business sense
Ministry for Primary Industries Champions - exploring how we can strengthen and redefine our primary industries in New Zealand through entrepreneurship, innovation & indigenous knowledge
McGuiness Institute's TacklingPovertyNZ workshop - sharing ideas about system change, empowering people to increase their incomes, and helping communities create world-class enterprises
Festival for the Future - about being relentless, tools to help 'find your why' and using Shay's own growth model, 'The Opportunity Snowball' to manifest virtuous cycles of growth and opportunity
Te Whare Hukahuka - meet the two Co-founders and explore the bold vision of Te Whare Hukahuka, the personalities behind the enterprise, and the way they are setting out to make change
Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia - a snapshot of the work that three notable social entrepreneurs are doing to use the tools of innovation and business to tackle problems in their communities
New Frontiers - two indigenous entrepreneurs chat about the unique way the Maori businesses embed community and environmental outcomes into their business models
Young Enterprise interview - Shay sharing his view on the importance of exposing young people to basic business skills, and the way that this helped shape his pathway into entrepreneurship