Current 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.

Tony Kake, MNZM

Tony Kake, MNZM

 

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 was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2022 New Years Honours list.

Tony is a representative of Mātāwaka. 

Edward Ashby

Edward Ashby

 

Pongarauhine Renata

Pongarauhine Renata

 

James Brown

James Brown