Mavis Mullins

Chair

Poutama Trust

Mavis Mullins is one of New Zealand’s distinguished business and community leaders. Her extensive list of national awards, honours and accolades are testament to her governance excellence, her ability to connect people and her inspirational leadership. Her recent achievements include: 2017 Inductee NZ Business Hall of Fame 2017 Outstanding Maori Business Leader – Auckland University, 2017 Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016 Westpac Rural Woman of Influence, 2015 Maori Business Woman Leader Auckland University As a government and private sector governance leader, Mavis has amassed experience in a wide range of sectors from health, environment, agriculture, education and telecommunications and sport. At the heart of her success is her advocacy and commitment to Maori and Maori businesses, strong governance skills, deep personal integrity, strong sense of whanau and her common sense approach. Mavis is on a mission to increase diversity on boards to bring fresh and innovative approaches to strategic thinking that have been the hallmark of successful business. Mavis is also widely respected as a public speaker and thought leader, as she has an innate ability to understand the opportunities and challenges of the future.