Zara Morrison (Future Director) is a chartered accountant and has has worked in both New Zealand and Germany, starting her career at Ernst & Young Wellington Tax as a member of the Māori Sector Services Team (now EY Tahi). She is currently a Project Manager at Te Kura o Te Koutu in Rotorua, working in a full immersion Te Reo Māori environment. Prior to that she was a senior accountant at GHA – Chartered Accountants & Management Consultants, working for local Māori entities with interests in farming, forestry and geothermal energy. Ms Morrison obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria University in Wellington, majoring in Biology. In the future director role, Ms Morrison will participate in Board meetings as an observer. The role is not an official Cabinet appointment.