November 13, 2020
Luxon keen to unlock Maori economy
National’s new iwi development spokesperson says he intends to draw on his business experience for the role.
Christopher Luxon says as head of Air New Zealand he probably developed better connections with Māori than any other New Zealand chief executive, including increasing the amount of te reo Māori used in the organisation and getting Māori business thinkers to work with middle management.
He also brings his background in international business with multinational Unilever.
"That’s really what's attractive to me in this portfolio, it's how do we unleash the economic potential of the Māori economy in order to close the gap we see economically, in education, employment and health and that is really quite exciting," Mr Luxon says.
He says the joint venture he created between the airline and Ngāti Porou was beneficial to the company.
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