Te Puni Kōkiri chief executive Michelle Hippolite has resigned after six years in the job.
Te Puni Kokiri CEO Michelle Hippolite (centre) Photo: RNZ / Tom Furley
Ms Hippolite notified key stakeholders and Te Puni Kōkiri staff late this morning.
The Waikato, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descendant took up the position in December 2012 and was the first woman to lead the organisation since its establishment in 1992.
Ms Hippolite will officially step aside in July.