Business | Motivational

Mavis Mullins

Mavis Raylene Mullins, MNZM, an inspiring Māori businesswoman of Rangitāne, Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, and Ngāti Ranginui descent, has made significant strides in various business sectors.

Mullins' academic credentials include a Masters in Business Administration from Massey University. Her leadership capabilities are further evidenced by her roles on the boards of Landcorp, Massey University Council, and the Mid-Central and Wairarapa District Health Boards​​. Notably, she played a pivotal role in launching 2degrees, a telecommunications company, as part of her work with Te Huarahi Tika Trust​​.

Her contributions extend to significant treaty negotiations. Mullins was integral to the Rangitane o Wairarapa and Rangitane o Tamaki nui-a-Rua teams that successfully completed their Treaty of Waitangi Deed of Settlement. She currently leads Tū Mai Rā, the post-settlement entity, and holds chair positions at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, while also serving on several other boards​​.

Mullins' achievements have been rightfully recognised: she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002 for her services to the wool industry. In 2016, she won the Rural category at the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards and was named the inaugural Business Woman of the Year by the University of Auckland Business School's Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards. Her induction into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in 2017 further cements her status as a remarkable leader and influencer​​.

For conference organisers or event planners seeking a speaker who embodies leadership, strategic thinking, and cultural inclusiveness, Mavis Mullins is an exemplary choice. Her vast experience in both business management and community leadership, combined with her achievements and recognitions, make her an ideal speaker for motivating and inspiring audiences.

Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A. Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Mavis Mullins prior to the event, and provides an industry standard agreement for peace of mind.