Riria Te Kanawa (Missy)

Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui-o-Tainui, Ngāti Porou - Partner - National Industry Lead - Māori

KPMG in New Zealand

Riria leads KPMG’s service and contribution to Māori businesses and organisations. In her role, Riria supports clients with reviewing their governance arrangements, crafting their strategies and developing plans to execute them.  She has also advised clients on how to organise themselves to deliver their desired outcomes and developed tools to help them measure financial and non-financial success together.  Riria draws on the expertise from KPMG specialists including our data and digital team in shaping solutions.

Riria is also the lead author of KPMG’s Maui Rau report series that looks at how Māori might take advantage of the shifts in the world to advance prosperity for their people. Her clients appreciate her ability to help them structure their thinking to bring clarity, craft smart solutions with them rather than for them, and to quickly get to the heart of the issue. Riria’s clients trust that she understands context and dynamics and she is known for providing appropriate challenges that provoke the thought needed to bring about innovative approaches. With over 25 years’ experience, her background and experience as a business owner, and governor on multiple entities including her hapū incorporation, iwi trust board and large research and commercialisation entity enables Riria to bring alternative but pragmatic viewpoints.

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Contact Details

L: 07 858 6535
M: 021 765 697
E: rtekanawa@kpmg.co.nz

  • Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  • Certificate in Company Direction from Institute of Directors

  • Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University

  • Advisory, Māori business