Sacha McMeeking

Senior LecturerSacha McMeeking

Kāi Tahu
Maui Labs Co-Director
Te Ao Marama Rm 145
Internal Phone: 92238


Research Interests

Sacha brings a serial entrepreneur’s approach to working with and for Iwi Māori. From instigating United Nations proceedings to architecting a Māori social enterprise fund and leading commercial negotiations, she is known for solution-building that meets Iwi Māori aspirations.Before coming to UC, Sacha was the director of a boutique consultancy working with Iwi Māori in strategy development, kaupapa Māori asset management and innovation and the General Manager Strategy and influence with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, responsible for government relations on behalf of the Iwi.Recognised as an emerging New Zealand leader, Sacha won the inaugural Fulbright Harkness Fellowship in 2010. Sacha is a change agent and compliments her varied background with a desire to support and grow the next generation of Māori scholars. Initiatives like the Māui lab are a product of that intent and just one of the many innovations that Sacha intends to bring through Aotahi in the years to come.Sacha is researching in the areas of:• Iwi Māori development, innovation and entrepreneurship• Iwi Māori futures, social and cultural capital • Comparative approaches to Indigenous peoples• Public policy

Recent Publications

  • McMeeking S., Borell P., Williams M. and Mclean J. (2016) Transition Pathway for Māori Women Post Prison.Commissioned by Te Putahitanga.
  • McMeeking SM. (2016) Development and Delivery of Te Papori Whakatere Kaupapa MÄori Enterprise Incubator. Christchurch: Te Pūtahitanga & Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
  • McMeeking SM. (2016) Invited Contributor to develop a Mana Wahine Coaching Model. Māori Womens Development Inc. to be accredited by International Coaching Federation.
  • McMeeking SM. (2016) Kaupapa Canvas - Kaupapa Māori Business Development Tool.
  • McMeeking SM. (2016) Maara Kai - theoretical underpinnings of collaborative network formation amongst maara kai practitioners.Commissioned by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. 1-23.