A strategic Māori development consultancy that is credible, professional & solutions-focused. 

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Our purpose is to significantly contribute to Māori development for the benefit of Māori and all other communities of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our clients include Iwi entities, Central and Local Government and other Māori and private sector organisations looking to further strengthen their engagement with the Māori economy in a productive and mutually beneficial manner.

What is the Māori Economy?

In 2003 Te Puni Kōkiri (The Ministry of Māori Development) commissioned the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to undertake a comprehensive analytical stocktake of the ‘Māori economy’. The NZIER report subsequently defined the Māori economy as ‘all those businesses and transactions where Māoriness matters. It includes the activities based on collectively-owned Māori assets, the businesses of the self-employed who identify as Māori, commercial transactions involving Māori culture, services oriented to specific Māori needs, as well as the housing owned by Māori’.


It was originally calculated to be worth $9.4 billion in 2001, rising to $16.5 billion by 2006, $36.9 billion in 2010 and is now estimated to be valued at $50 billion (Chapman Tripp ‘Te Ao Māori’ report).

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Training, Development & Facilitation

Many organisations making the transition to stronger engagement with Māori businesses and the wider Māori economy are likely to require dedicated training and development support for key leaders and staff.

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Training and Development

Strategy Development

Mather Solutions will assist your organisation to create, enhance or even completely overhaul your strategy to ensure alignment with opportunities to engage with the Māori economy.

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Strategy Development
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A partner for your organisation

As Chief Executive Officer of three organisations over the last 16 years, Dr Jim Mather has led highly successful organisational turn-arounds based on implementation of effective strategic plans.

With business leadership experience spanning 25 years, he is a qualified accountant by profession and has led two of the most high-profile Māori organisations over the last 14 years – Māori Television and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Dr Jim Mather also holds a PhD in Māori economic development.


Over 25 years of leadership experience

My career has provided me with the opportunities to develop strong competencies in people management, finance and strategic leadership. Aligned with my PhD, Henley MBA, accountancy degree and over 25 years of leadership experience, I have a proven record of implementing transformational change.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and your team.

Dr Jim Mather – Managing Director
BBus, MBA, PhD, ACA, MInstD