A strategic Māori development consultancy that specialises in the facilitation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi wānanga, strategy workshops, leadership development, board reviews, and integration of tikanga Māori into your organisational culture.

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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, $50 billion in 2018 and is now estimated to be valued in excess of $68.6 billion (BERL analysis).

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Integration of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi into both the strategy and culture of your organisation will continue to be the hallmark of a truly unique, community connected and multi-cultural organisation in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.

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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 Te Tiriti principles and improved engagement with the Māori economy.

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A partner for your organisation

As Chief Executive Officer of three organisations from 2002 to 2018, Dr Jim Mather has led highly successful organisational turnarounds based on the 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 and in 2018 established Mather Solutions Limited.


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, CMInstD