Bayden Barber

Kaitohu | Director

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi

Bayden is the current Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, the third largest iwi in Aotearoa with over 100 hapū and 90 marae. It also has the second-largest coastline of iwi in Aotearoa. Bayden is from Waimārama and is of Ngāti Kurukuru descent. He is a mandated kaitiaki over his rohe moana and has played an active role in ensuring their local pāua stocks are protected through reseeding and rāhui.

Bayden is a member of the Mai Paritū ki Tūrakirae collective of Kahungunu hapū that work together to support the kaitiakitanga of its coastline. Bayden is also an Independent Director of Beef &Lamb NZ, a Commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, and a Trustee on the Māori Education Trust. Bayden is a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Bayden commenced in his tenure as a Director of Te Ohu Kaimoana in December 2023.