Traci Houpapa is the Chairman of the Federation of Māori Authorities, and the Tainui Board member. She is the first woman to lead FoMA since its establishment in 1987, and is committed to encouraging and promoting Maori participation in economic development.
Traci co-owns THS & Associates Ltd, a Hamilton-based consulting firm providing advice in strategic and business planning, organisational development, and governance and executive mentoring to Iwi, Māori public and private sector clients throughout New Zealand.
Traci holds many directorships and Ministerial appointments, including LandCorp Farming Ltd, National Advisory Council for the Employment of Womena, Strada Corporation, and the Rural Broadband Initiative National Advisory Council. She is a Committee of Management member on Te Uranga B2 Incorporation, a Māori Authority in the King Country. Traci is a Justice of the Peace, a Celebrant and a member of the Māori Women's Welfare League.