(Ngāruahine, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Atiawa)
Taari is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Zealand Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Institute of Finance Professionals. He has extensive experience at senior levels in funds management and banking. He is a graduate of the University of Waikato in Management Studies and Massey University in Development Studies. He was also the first Maori member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.
In recent years Taari has been involved as a director of a range of companies involved in many industries including companies with a significant dairy focus. He has been and is a trustee and advisor to many iwi, hapu, trusts, incorporations and charitable trusts, including those within Taranaki.
Taari is a director of of Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation, Ngāti Ruanui Holdings Corporation Ltd, Miraka Ltd, Te Awanui Hukapak Ltd, Southern Pastures (NZ) Ltd and Te Waharoa Investments Ltd. He is also a trustee of the Waikato-Tainui Endowed College Trust.