Jason Whatuira

– Senior Consultant

Jason Whatuira is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Irish descent.

Jason is passionate about advancing learning and growth, fostering personal mastery in leadership, and driving organisational excellence that promotes flourishing human communities.


As Chief Executive Officer of InZone Education Foundation, Jason reframed the reference point for success through transformation, policy development, funding and empowerment strategies that facilitated the experience and flow of mana in students to be more understanding global citizens.

With business leadership spanning 20 years, Jason was the Security Project Manager responsible for overlapping security management systems across the energy sector in the Middle East, South East Asia, and New Zealand. Jason is a natural collaborator, communicator and influencer who effectively engages with multiple agencies, senior leaders and cross-cultural, geographically dispersed teams.

Jason advocates diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, employing a systematic framework of Te Ao Māori leadership principles that guarantee cultural safety. Jason is enthusiastic about facilitating learning and growth, fostering personal mastery and driving organisational excellence.


Jason has a Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (MMIL) degree from the University of Canterbury and several professional development diplomas.

Jason is a graduate of Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi.