Kylee Potae, Advisory Partner, Māori Sector Leader

Kylee Potae

Advisory Partner, Māori Sector Leader

BDO Gisborne

06 869 1400

027 279 9857

06 869 1407




Chartered Accountant (Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand)


Executive Summary

Kylee joined BDO Gisborne in 2006 and became a Partner in 2012.  Her strong interpersonal skills, and belief in dealing kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face), have given Kylee a strong presence in the Maori business sector.

Kylee’s diverse client base has given her wide ranging experience to address a number of technical and governance issues currently facing Maori organisations.  This includes acting as the Chief Financial Officer for Te Runanga O Ngati Porou, and assisting with budgeting, planning and financial reporting for small to large scale Maori farming entities.

She also consults to Maori Incorporations, Ahuwhenua Trusts and iwi organisations; is a business mentor through Te Puni Kokiri; and facilitates governance workshops.


Professional Affiliations

Chair of BDO Maori Business Sector Group

Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

Member of the Accounting Collaboration Partners to Nga Kaitatau Maori O Aotearoa (Maori Accountants Network)



Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma of Business


Community Involvement

Trustee of Ngati Porou Hauora

Chair of Te Runanganui O Ngati Porou Audit, Risk and Finance committee