Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Northland & Auckland
Missy has a strong business background having worked in senior management roles in hospitality, the corporate sector and as an owner operator of Playtopia Playland & Cafe Ltd.
Missy is passionate about supporting and assisting Māori business to grow and be successful. She has been a strong advocate for Māori business in a range of roles. She was a trustee with Takiwai Māori Business Network in Rotorua, and is a current trustee with Te Hiringa Business Promotions in Whangarei. Missy has been working as a business advisor for Poutama for the past four years providing support and advice to Māori businesses in the Auckland and Northland regions. Missy also designed and led out “CL2IMB” (Collaborative Leadership 2 Inspire Māori Business) Events nationally and has been active in supporting various Poutama collectives.
She believes that supporting Māori Businesses to access and engage with the services available to inform, connect and support entrepreneurs will drive growth and development.