Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Te Rarawa, Irish.
Grant is from the Tai Tokerau region and has whakapapa connections to Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Te Rarawa and Ireland. He has an extensive background in Māori development work with a particular focus on Māori leadership and public health. He has worked for Māori hapū/iwi organisations across the country and has been a senior manager in the various iterations of the health service. He has worked in economic development for the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Before semi-retiring he supported the Te Aka Whai Ora (Māori Health Development Agency) to establish the public health team. He is on the Board of Health Coalition Aotearoa and retains a strong interest in the work of Stop Institutional Racism. He is a proud papa of 24 mokopuna (grand-children).
Decolonising via Māori Leadership - a fireside chat with Tania Hodges and Grand Berghan
Join us for a fireside chat that delves into the multifaceted dimensions of Māori leadership in Aotearoa. We will discuss the key elements that contribute to the effectiveness and uniqueness of contemporary Māori leadership as a vehicle for change.
Our panel members, Tania Hodges and Grant Berghan, are experienced Māori leadership programme facilitators. They will share their insights on the cultural contexts of Māori leadership, emphasising the integration of tikanga, te reo Māori and indigenous (mātauranga Māori) knowledge. And how these elements shape the leadership development process and foster a deeper understanding of Māori values, including whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and kaitiakitanga.
The discussion will explore the transformative power of Māori leadership and the potential to shape inclusive, ethical, and culturally grounded leaders who can make a significant difference to both Māori and non-Māori communities. They will examine the programmes’ efforts to address challenges faced by Māori communities and the creative responses to promote cultural revitalisation.