Roger Pikia is the Chief Executive Officer of Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited and has a strong experience in the primary sector with over 20 years experience as a dairy farmer and advisor.
Roger Pikia has effectively change from the cowshed to the business world and has possessed the job of National Māori Strategist and Māori Agribusiness Administrator with AgResearch. He has worked his own consultancy providing vital and technical suggestions to a range of customers that incorporated Māori trusts, incorporations and industry suppliers. He has also advised the Government on the Emissions Trading Scheme and has spoken for New Zealand at the United Nations Climate Change Forum across Europe.
Roger has unique enthusiasms in dairy, and sheep and meat farms and serves as a leader and trustee of Māori land trusts with passions in geothermal and agribusiness. He is also a participant of the Māori Economic Development Panel charged with developing a Māori fiscal project strategy and action program.
Roger Pikia was until recently, the National Māori Strategist with AgResearch, founded at the Ruakura Research Centre in Hamilton. He is an associate of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and is studying towards a Master of Professional Studies, learning Agribusiness Administration, at Lincoln University. Roger Pikia is a trustee on Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust for Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa, and recent Chairperson of Te Arawa River Iwi Trust.
Roger’s earlier positions include being an executive individual on the Federation of Māori Authorities, and chairperson of its subsidiary organisation, FOMANA Capital Ltd. He has been a manager on AgResearch subsidiary SENZAR and Chairman of Tawaroa Management Ltd. He is a director of Ahuwhenua Management Ltd.
Roger Pikia has a successful achievement of supremacy and because of this, Roger has designed a substantial network that traverses a wide range of societies, markets, associations and legislative spectrums. Roger Pikia is passionate about Aotearoa-New Zealand’s natural market and the building of a honored and prosperous endowment for those individuals creations not yet birthed.