Traci Houpapa is the chair of the Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA). She specialises in strategic and economic development.
Ms Houpapa is an experienced company director and holds a number of directorships and Ministerial appointments.
In 2012, she was named as one of the top ten most influential women in New Zealand agribusiness. In 2013 she was listed by the Listener as one of the top ten influencers in New Zealand and was a finalist in the Fairfax Media Westpac Women of Influence Awards (WOI).