Jonathan Kilgour


  • Phone: +64 7 343 5319
  • Mobile: +64 21 955 339
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  • ORCID: 0000-0002-0483-7065
  • Team: Te Ao Maori - Research
  • Role: Portfolio Leader, Indigenous Trees for Distinct Value Wood Products
  • Iwi: Rereahu, Ngā Rauru


I have joined Scion as the Portfolio Leader Indigenous Trees for Distinct Value Wood Products, part of Impact Area 2 – Forest to Timber Products.  I have a background in Māori research, evaluation and data. I bring a Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous lens to the portfolio, and look forward building the programme and contributing to the innovative work that Scion does.


  • MBA (Dist)
  • LLM (Hons)
  • BSocSc

Research capabilities

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Indigenous standpoint
  • Capabilities approach
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative
  • Māori and iwi data

Career highlights

Former Research Manager for Te Mātāwai and Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development; Co-lead of the Thriving Regions theme of the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge; Operations and Programme Manager for Te Kāhui Raraunga, the operational arm of the Data Iwi Leaders Group.