Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura, Ngāpuhi, Whanganui
Keith Ikin has twenty years of leadership, management and governance experience in organisations with a focus on Māori development. He is a strong advocate of Māori language revitalisation and is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori.
Early in his career Mr Ikin spent five years in Māori radio broadcasting. He has also been Acting CEO of the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and Director of the School of Business at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He was also the Human Resource Manager at Te Ohu Kaimoana. Keith Ikin was Chief Operating Officer at Māori Television for six months before taking up the Chief Executive role on 6 November 2017.