Alby Marsh (Ngâti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngâ Puhi, Ngâti Hine and Te Rarawa) is a workplace delegate at Plant and Food Research in Palmerston North as well as a Māori enterprise delegate and a member of Te Runanga o Ngā Toa Awhina komiti. Alby’s role at PFR as Stakeholder Relationships Manager – Māori involves working predominantly with Māori organisations (Iwi, hapū, whanau or business) to realise the full potential of their resources. This work may involve land, soil and water assessments, understanding climatic conditions and crop suitability. A key focus of his work is on building capability, capacity and a sustainable economy for these organisations.
Alby has a strong desire, through his role on the Sector committee and Te Runanga o Ngā Toa Awhina, to grow Māori in the workplace through avenues such as better pay equity for lower paid workers, recognition of tikanga and kawa and the unique skills Māori bring to the workplace.
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