Rachel Taulelei, Ngāti Raukawa kit e Tonga/Ngāti Rārua, is a prominent business leader and a strong advocate for the Māori economy and sustainability in the food and beverage sector.
Her commitment to kaitiakitanga has been evident throughout her career, as founder of sustainable seafood company Yellow Brick Road in 2006, to her time as CEO of Māori-owned food and beverage company Kono, and now in her current role as co-founder of business design and brand strategy firm, Oho.
She has held a number of governance roles, with a particular expertise in primary industries. She presently chairs Moana NZ Ltd and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. She serves as a member on the boards of the Warehouse Group, Sealord Group Ltd, ANZCO Foods, the APEC Business Advisory Council, Young Enterprise Trust, and acts an advisor to venture capital firm Movac.