Bayden Barber

Chair of the Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Board

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Bayden Barber is a proud resident of Waimārama, Hawke’s Bay. His iwi affiliations are Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi and Ngāi Tahu.   

With a wealth of governance and leadership experience, Bayden serves on multiple boards, including as Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc., Director of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Commissioner for Te Taurawhiri i Te Reo Māori, and Chair of The Māori Education Trust. He also contributed as a two-term councillor on the Hastings District Council from 2016 to 2022 and was the co-vice president for the Māori Party from 2014-2017.

In addition to formal governance roles, Bayden holds a number of voluntary community leadership positions in an effort to support community development.