Board members

David Taipari

David Taipari

Chairman

David Taipari has a broad range of skills and experience gained through his roles related to Māori development and local government.
Over the last 20 years David has held roles in Rūnanga, Māori Trust Boards, Treaty negotiations, Marae trustee, economic development, conservation boards, the Hauraki Gulf Forum and Standing Committees of District Councils.

David is selected by the Marutāhu Mana Whenua representatives. 

Hon. Tau Henare

Hon. Tau Henare

Deputy Chairman

Of Ngāpuhi descent, Tau grew up in Otara, South Auckland. He went on to be involved in union organisation, community development, and early childhood education. With a political career spanning two decades, Tau won the Northern Māori electorate in 1993 and served the following term as the Minister of Māori Affairs. After becoming a list MP in 2005, Tau also chaired the Māori Affairs Select Committee from 2008 to 2014. Currently, Tau is a Board member on the Crown Forestry Rental Trust.

Tau is appointed to the Board representing Mataawaka.

Glenn Wilcox

Glenn Wilcox

 

Glenn chairs the Committee of Management of a hapū-owned farm on the South Kaipara Peninsula. He sits on the Conservation Board for Auckland and is one of the two members for the South Kaipara takiwā on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua. Glenn is also a qualified Hearings Commissioner. With a keen interest in the health sector, Glenn also co-chairs the Affinity Charitable Trust and is a Director of both Hāpai te Hauora and the Wellpark College of Natural Therapy.

Glenn has been selected by Ngāti Whātua Mana Whenua representatives.

Josie Smith

Josie Smith

 

Ms Smith has a lifetime of experience in Māori Economic and Social Development. She previously held roles as the Chief Executive Officer of the Te Kotuku ki Te Rangi and also the Chairman of Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust and Ngāti Te Ata Claims Support Whānau.

Josie is the Waiohua representative from Ngāti Te Ata.

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

 

Of Te Ākitai Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata and Ngāti Pikiao descent.  Karen has a range of skills and experiences garnered through many years with the New Zealand Police Department and latterly as a Senior Officer.  Karen has held roles with the Te Papa Foundation, Auckland Conservation Board and recently completed a three-year term with the Tupuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority.  She holds the Chair / Deputy Chair roles for the Tupuna Taonga o Tāmaki Makaurau Trust, Waiohua–Tāmaki Alliance, Tangata Whenua Committee (Wiri Men’s Prison) and the Southern Initiative (TSI).  Karen is an elected member of Te Arataura Executive Committee of Te Whakakitenga (Waikato Tainui) and is a member of their Distributions Committee and Group Audit and Risk Committee.  Karen also is the Lead Negotiator for her iwi/hapu (Te Ākitai Waiohua), Chair of the Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust (PSGE) and the Investment Trust. She is also the Chair for her Marae which is the Pūkaki Marae in Mangere.

Karen is selected by the Waiohua – Tamaki Alliance rōpu.

Liane Ngamane

Liane Ngamane

 

Of Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Whanaunga and Ngāti Paoa descent, Liane has a planning and resource management background working for iwi in the Hauraki and Tāmaki regions. A recognised mandated negotiator for Ngāti Tamaterā in treaty negotiations with the Crown in Tāmaki and Hauraki, Liane is also an elected trustee of the Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust. Formerly a member of the Auckland and Waikato Conservation Boards, she is currently a tangata whenua member of the Hauraki Gulf Forum.

Liane is selected by the Maruāahu Mana Whenua representatives.

Renata Blair

Renata Blair

 

A Director of Ngāti Whātua Orakei Trust which is responsible for managing over $600m of assets. Renata was elected by shareholders. The Trust runs projects and programmes in commercial property development, investments, education, housing, environment and preserving and revitalization of tribal history, language, customs and protocols. Renata is also a business owner of an event management company that specialises in event production that showcases our unique identity.

Renata is selected by Ngāti Whātua Mana Whenua representatives.

Terrence (Mook) Hohneck

Terrence (Mook) Hohneck

 

Lead treaty negotiator for Ngāti Manuhiri Mook is an executive member of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust.  He has extensive treaty negotiation experience currently acting as a negotiator for Ngāti Maniapoto and is a member of the Tāmaki Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum.

Mook is a representative of Mana Whenua. 

Tony Kake

Tony Kake

 

Of Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whāwhākia and Tainui, Tony is the CEO of the Papakura Marae. With previous experience as a Funding and Planning Manager in Māori Health for the Counties Manukau District Health Board, he has more than 20 years of experience in community development and social policy including 10 years as Manager, Community Development with Manukau City Council.

Tony is a representative of Mātāwaka.