Mike Smith

Lead chair of Climate Change Iwi Leaders


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Mike is a social scientist and has been an active community development practitioner for over 40 years, building a legacy of dedication to the planet that has inspired many to take action and nurture our earth.

Over the last decade Mike has been engaged in climate action on many levels, from film production to governance.

Some of Mike’s efforts include creating impact as a producer and director of a series of climate related documentaries, serving as a producer of animated sea level rise computer models, acting as senior Climate campaigner with Greenpeace, sitting as Lead chair of the Climate Change Iwi Leaders Group as part of the National Iwi Chairpersons Forum, and consulting as a Maori mobilisation specialist.