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Gary Sue


Gary Sue, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Maru, Te Ātiawa, Ngāruahine, has a long-established career across the construction and infrastructure sectors and has extensive experience within the vocational education sector in Aotearoa. Having occupied different roles for Downer NZ and BCITO for over a decade, Mr Sue found his passion for education and a desire to impact people’s lives positively.

Mr Sue has been with Kāinga Ora since October 2021 as the Principal Advisor Māori in the Greater Wellington region, utilising his experience and knowledge of Te Ao Māori to establish genuine partnerships with iwi, hapū, and rōpū Māori. He serves as a Justice of the Peace and current President of the Hutt Valley & Districts JP Association, alongside occupying governance roles across various non-profit organisations. He is determined to challenge the system and improve it for underserved communities. Mr Sue seeks to build resilience in Māori and Pacific youth through education and remove barriers to make the system more accessible and beneficial to learners.