Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Wai, Kapotai, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Pākehā
Kate Cherrington's roles at the Centre include relationship manager, organisational capacity builder and advisor on strategy development and implementation. Kate specialises in working with groups with a kaupapa Māori focus in education and community strategy, and advancement projects. Her passion is nurturing emerging community leaders and values-based leadership practice.
Kate has experience in education management and policy development, quality assurance management, Māori language programme development, and wānanga development. Kate is a trustee of Miria Marae in Waiomio and is Northland Polytechnic council member. She also serves as a board member on the USA-based NGOs; Ka Honua Mōmona International ( Moloka'I, Hawai'i) and Americans for Indian Opportunity (New Mexico).