Taari is a chartered accountant by training and a fund manager and investment banker by background. He is an accredited member of the NZ Institute of directors and a director of a number of private companies, iwi-owned companies and charities. He is also a member of the Direct Capital IV Investment Advisory Committee.
His past roles include: Commissioner of the NZ Earthquake Commission and a director of: Moana Pacific Fisheries Ltd, Taupo Moana Group Ltd, Hautaki Ltd, Kordia Ltd, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Seeka Ltd, Miraka Ltd, and Aegis Private Capital Pte Ltd. He has also held the positions of Director and Investment Strategist for BZW Equities (NZ) Ltd (a unit of Barclays Bank Plc), and Portfolio Manager at NZI Corporation and ANZ Banking Corporation.
Taari’s focus is on developing investment funds, enterprises and businesses for investor and community benefit.