Shay’s passions lie in the combination of social innovation and education with indigenous knowledge and contemporary business thinking. He uses this mix to disrupt the status quo.

Shay is an indigenous social entrepreneur, who has spoken on stages across the world, set up several enterprises, won numerous national and international awards, and held multiple Government and indigenous enterprises advisory roles. In 2016 Shay was named in the Forbes Asia ‘30 Under 30’ list of top Social Entrepreneurs. Recently Shay was a finalist for 2019 Young New Zealander of the Year.

He is a co-founder of Te Whare Hukahuka, a social enterprise aiming to improve the lives of 10 million indigenous people. Te Whare Hukahuka has developed and runs training programmes that empower indigenous leaders in their ability to grow community enterprises, create local impact and revolutionise our system.

To hear more about Shay’s work, follow the ‘Speaking’ and ‘In the Media’ links