KARL WIXON. m +64 27 2457320 e email@example.com
ABOUT KARL WIXON
NGAI TAHU / KATI MAMOE / WAITAHA / MORIORI / NGATI TOA RANGATIRA
Bluff born and Heretaunga raised, Karl Wixon originally trained in Industrial Design and has worked in nearly every sector of Design you can throw a name at.
He is a Fellow and recent Past President of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and has held numerous other leadership roles including two Ministerial Appointments; as a member of Te Mana Whakahaere - the governing Council of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and as an Independent member of the New Zealand Story Board 2014-2015.
He has received numerous awards including two Designers Institute of New Zealand BEST Awards in 2014 and 2015 for the NZ Story and Tourism NZ Projects featured in the 'Brand & Story' section of this site. He is a past recipient of the Westpac Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce and Te Puni Kōkiri Award for Māori Business Excellence, and the 2010 Institute of Directors in NZ Aspiring Director Study Award.
Outside of his professional life Karl is an active father, involved on School Boards and as a Field Hockey Player, Coach to Rep Level, Club Umpire and Team Manager. His three kids have all represented Hawke's Bay in Hockey.
ARAHIA was established in 2010 as a joint trading partnership between Karl Wixon, Director of WIKI Design & Consultancy Ltd (Inc2000), and Christchurch based Rakihia (Rick) Tau, Director of Ihia Ltd (inc2006), both are of Ngāi Tahu tribal descent. In 2016 their trading partnership was put 'on hold' with Rick taking up a full time employment role as 'General Manager - Strategy and Influence' for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to help drive forward the development of their tribe. Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei (for us and our children after us).