Cherie Tirikatene is CEO of BIZview and General Manager of Pentech Communications Ltd. Cherie is passionate about Maori and Pacific Island ICT development and is currently working on a platform to encourage rangatahi into this sector.
Cherie is also the Director of Finance and Commercial for Mana Labs Limited which specialises in education and scientific research. Mana Labs partners with a wide variety of organisations that serve the health, well-being, personal development, and employment prospects of community members.
Cherie is a passionate advocate for iwi, hapu and marae based development and self-determination. She can see the potential in the rangatahi she engages with and actively encourages their participation in ICT as a vehicle to deliver on their future desires.
Cherie enjoys working alongside others, brokering new relationships, collaboration and delivering value where it matters most, which is to the people. Her role with MCF is to manage relationships in regional New Zealand with communities, iwi, hapu and whanau who are interested in carbon farming as an alternative use for their land.