Boyd Broughton

Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Tainui, Ngāti Porou - Born in Auckland, raised in Hokianga

Born in Auckland and raised in the Hokianga, Boyd has been privileged to see Māori leadership in many forms as a young man growing up with parents who were part of the Ngā Tamatoa movement and later witnessing so many great leaders in his kāinga in Whirinaki.

Whilst in his adult life, he has been exposed to some great Māori leaders in all sectors, he would like to acknowledge a host of uncles and aunties who provided love, manaakitanga, and discipline in his formative years. His Uncle Brian Wikaira, Uncle Nia Wikaira, and Aunty Kuini Broughton are three of his most cherished teachers and caregivers.

Since 2003, when Boyd Broughton began his career in health with Hāpai te Hauora, he has supported te ao Māori within health services through various roles in Non-Government Organisations, government agencies, tertiary institutions, local councils, Marae Committees, and other community groups.

Boyd is currently honoured and privileged to be the Chief Executive of Te Taumata Hauora o Te Kahu o Taonui Iwi-Māori Partnership Board (IMPB) for the Northern Region, which covers from Tāmaki Mākaurau to Te Hiku o te Ika. IMPB was formed as part of the health reforms recommended by the Health and Disability Sector Review; they aim to facilitate the return of decision-making to whānau, enabling to articulate collectively agreed priorities to determine Te Whatu Ora, Te Aka Whai Ora and other crown entity investment into managing those priorities. Ultimately seeking to achieve equitable investment, equity of health access and outcomes, and to ensure the Crown response to whānau is led by whānau, hapū, iwi, and community.

He also advocates for the revitalisation of te reo Māori within Aotearoa. This mahi is inspired by his grandparents and parents, who fought for te reo Māori to be recognised and normalised in education and media as part of Ngā Tamatoa.

Boyd has a Master of Social Change Leadership in Social Equity from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Māori Development from Auckland University of Technology, and a Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi, Te Reo Māori from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He considers any degree of any kind from any institution to be a sign that an individual has the support of their village to achieve a goal.

He has experienced many leadership opportunities in hauora, in his community, and within his whānau. However, he lists one of the highlights in his life as being a Pāpā of five and a stepfather of three beautiful reo-speaking tamariki and young adults. Most importantly, Boyd considers himself the undisputed champion of Connect Four in his whānau.


He Rangatira Our Leaders

I am grateful for the opportunity to write about this extraordinary wahine toa. I am lucky to have done my psychiatry training in Sylvia’s wake.

Louise Kuraia

Ngāpuhi, Kōhatu Taka, Ngāti Manu, Ngāi Tai ki Tainui

Louise is a recognised and respected leader in Māori health strategy and development.

Sir Mark Solomon

Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kurī

Sir Mark Wiremu Solomon is widely known for his commitment and contribution to his iwi and the broader well-being of all New Zealanders and the environment. In addition, he is recognised for the attention he has brought to addressing family violence.

Zack Makoare

Ngāti Kahungunu

Integral to the success of Te Taitimu Trust is Zack’s own leadership qualities, his vision, and his ability to bring people together, no matter what their background is.