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. Selected by the Marutāhu Mana Whenua representatives, David is appointed to the following Auckland Council committees;

  • Finance and Performance Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Regulatory Committee
  • Appointments & Value for Money Committee
Glenn Wilcox

Glenn Wilcox

Deputy Chairman

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. Selected by Ngāti Whātua Mana Whenua representatives, Glenn has been appointed to the following Auckland Council committees:

  • Environment and Community Committee
  • Regulatory Committee
Dennis Kirkwood

Dennis Kirkwood

 

As Chairman of the southern-based Ngāti Tamaoho Trust, Dennis is active in the Trust's responsibilities to govern, develop and protect the interests of the iwi, and in fulfilling the kaitiaki role within their tribal boundaries. Selected by Waiohua Mana Whenua representatives, Dennis is appointed to the following Auckland Council Committees:

  • Community Development and Safety
  • Civil Defence and Emergency Management
James Brown

James Brown

 

Chairperson of the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust, James was instrumental in settling Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki treaty claims as their chief treaty settlement negotiator as the Chair of Waiohua Tāmaki within the Tāmaki, Mahurangi and Hauraki collective treaty settlements. James chaired and served as a member of various standing committees of councils throughout the Auckland region. He also held an honorary lecturer position at the University of Auckland, lecturing on iwi and hapū resource management. Selected by the Waiohua-Tāmaki Mana Whenua representatives, James is on the following Auckland Council committee:

  • Environment and Community
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. Selected by the Maruāahu Mana Whenua representatives, Liane is allocated to the following Auckland Council committee:

  • Planning Committee
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. Selected by Ngāti Whātua Mana Whenua representatives, Renata is on the following Auckland Council committee:

  • Auckland Domain Committee
  • Environment and Community Committee
Hon. Tau Henare

Hon. Tau Henare

 

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 Director and Board member of Housing NZ Corporation and a Board member on the Crown Forestry Rental Trust. Appointed to the Board representing Mataawaka, Tau is on the following Auckland Council committees:

  • Planning
  • Civil Defence and Emergency Management
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. Member of the Tāmaki Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum, Mook is a representative of Mana Whenua. He sits on the following Auckland Council committees:

  • Finance and Performance
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 representative of Mātāwaka and on the following Auckland Council committee:

  • Community Development and Safety