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Board of Trustees - Chairperson

Jeanette Wikaira (Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāpuhi) is mum to Lola who started at DNI in 2019. Jeanette works as a Research Fellow at the University of Otago. She has worked in a wide range of roles within the cultural heritage and education sectors and has held university teaching and professional roles both in New Zealand and Japan. Jeanette currently holds board positions as the Chair of the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust and is a member of Dunedin City Council's Creative Dunedin Advisory Group. Jeanette is passionate about working with communities to advance Māori cultural aspirations and engage with Te Ao Māori.