“Risk is just my thing.”
That’s Tamaaio Stewart’s response when asked what drew him to the business analyst role at Te Arawa Fisheries.
Tamaaio has always had a mind for finance and says the risk management work he has been doing has been both stimulating and useful.
Tamaaio has been working for the business for six months, having recently graduated from Waikato University with a finance degree.
In that time, his focus has been on the development of a risk management plan, identifying the factors that pose the most risk to the operation, and coming up with ways to mitigate them, or – as Tamaaio explains – “move them on the map from catastrophic red, to low-risk green”.
“It’s really interesting and useful for businesses to understand what risks have the potential to hit them hardest.
“Te Arawa Fisheries want risk to be the number one thing talked about at the table, that way it is front of mind as we make the shift from being a passive company to an active one.”
Tamaaio says working for Te Arawa Fisheries is a “big change in where I thought I was going” but is learning a lot and enjoying working with leaders with such a strong vision.
“Right now I’m just doing the mahi and I love it.”