For years Evan has wondered whether there is a way to effect the transformative change he has both observed in the lives of others as well as experienced in his own, across whole communities. In his role as the chair person of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Evan believes he has now discovered the central elements necessary for effecting change at this scale and describes how he proposes to implement them in south Auckland with the south Auckland community.
Evan Williams (LLM (Hons)) is the current chair of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand. A former law lecturer, he is a lawyer, investor and company director with international experience across a range of sectors including energy, aviation, government, property development, conservation and iwi (local peoples). Evan was one of the chief authors of the co-governance arrangements with iwi for the Waikato River treaty settlements and has been chairman of the Auckland City Mission, Chapman Tripp (a large NZ national law firm) and a founder or director of a wide range of private and not-for-profit organisations
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx