Karl Te Raki


Karl Te Raki - Independent Director



Kia Ora

Karl is of Ngāi Tahu descent. His extensive career as a business owner and presence on many boards, brings a background in economic development, tourism and stewardship for the community and culture. Karl has also held many roles within Ngāi Tahu and Arowhenua to support regional development opportunities and initiatives, ultimately to enhance well-being. The tribal whakataukī: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us.  




  • SCDHB Board Member. 2021-2023
  • Alternate Representative for Te Runanga O Arowhenua Marae to the TRONT Board O Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu. Since 2015
  • Chairperson, Arowhenua appointments review committee.
  • Past Chairperson, He Manu Hou – Bilingual Early Childhood Centre. 2017-2023
  • Committee Member – Te Aitarakihi Trust. Since 2010
  • Chairperson, Te Aitarakihi Trust - Steering Committee. 2017-2022
  • Chairperson, Te Aitarakihi Trust - Building Committee. Since 2010
  • Shareholder and Managing Director, Kitchens Direct NZ Limited. 1997-2023
  • Director for Venture Timaru. 2021-2023
  • Chair Māori Health Advisory Committee. 2021-2023
  • Cultural Advisor to Craighead Diocesan School. Since 2014