Graeme Everton
Information Communication Technology Committee

Growing up in an Aotearoa/New Zealand farming family, Graeme appreciated the hard work it took to put food on the table and the pride his father had in caring for the land he farmed.

Graeme's professional life choices include a 30 year technology career in Information and Communication Technology. Graeme is an e-Learning instructor at a Wānanga (indigenous university) and a project manager for a sheep dairy initiative on behalf of a Māori land trust. His approach to enterprise development and management has been profoundly influenced by his Māori heritage, the indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, which emphasizes the values of family, community, culture and language.

Graeme’s commitment to these values has led him to become a strong advocate for building the business capacity of Māori to find and implement solutions that best address their needs. His current endeavour is promoting the establishment of an international indigenous trade network with the goal of facilitating development opportunities between indigenous communities globally.

Focusing on the values and aspirations that unite, he believes indigenous international cooperation has the potential to substantially and sustainably contribute to making a difference in the lives of indigenous people, the environment and communities they live in.