Associate Professor,  Maree Roche - Co-Director – Leadership Unit, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato

Dr Maree Roche (Ngati Raukawa) is currently Co-Director of the Leadership Unit for New Zealand Institute of Business Research, Waikato Management School, and Associate Professor of Leadership and Human Resources, Waikato Management School. Maree’s research and consultancy spans three clusters in Leadership that intersect. These are (1) leadership  neuropsychology (2) the impact of this on employee wellbeing /positive psychology at work and (3) cross cultural and indigenous, particularly Māori leadership and employee wellbeing. Maree specifically examines how leaders psychological mind-sets are contagious in organisations, and the impact of this on employee engagement and wellbeing at work. Maree’s research has highlighted to international audiences, the value of understanding and resourcing, psychologically, leaders and the importance of this for employees and organisations as they navigate today’s complex and difficult business environments.