OUR PEOPLE

"WE ARE THE ENTHUSIASTIC DECISION MAKERS
THAT HELP KEEP TE PŪTAHITANGA THRIVING,
BRING TOGETHER THE NINE IWI OF TE WAIPOUNAMU,
AS WELL AS ENSURE WHĀNAU ORA IS ALIVE THROUGHOUT AOTEAROA."

 
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Helen Leahy

Pouarahi/CEO of Te Pūtahitanga

 
 

TEAM STRUCTURE

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has an organisational structure that reflects its participatory model of leadership that focuses on shared decision making.

 
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Te Taumata

 
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Amoroa Luke

MNZM, Chairperson of te Taumata
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

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Gena Moses-Te Kani

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kuia Trust

Rob McKewen

Rob McKewen

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust

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Taku Parai

Vice Chairperson of te Taumata
Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc

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Te Hawe Ruru

Te Ātiawa Te Waka-a-Māui Trust

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 Janis de Thierry

Te Rūnanga o Rangitane o Wairau

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Jo MClean

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
 

Toa Waka

Toa Waka

Ngāti Koata Trust

Hinemoa Conner

Hinemoa Conner

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Charitable Trust

 
 

GENERAL PARTNER LIMITED BOARD

 
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Trevor Taylor

CA, CMINSTD, GPL - CHAIR GENERAL PARTNER LTD

Trevor was appointed to the Board of the GPL in December 2015 and took on the role as Chair in 1 July 2017. Trevor is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors. Trevor has wide ranging senior executive and governance experience covering the private, public, local government, health, NFP Chair of Wellington Free Ambulance Trust; Trustee of Life Flight Trust; Board Member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Compass Health: Board Member, Chair of the Sport Funding Committee, Chair of the Health and Safety Committee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the NZ Olympic Committee; Board Member of Surf Life Saving NZ; Independent Board Member and Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee of Greyhound Racing NZ and a member of the Advisory Board of ĀKAU a Kaikohe based start-up Social Enterprise Business. Previous governance roles were in the energy and construction-transport sectors.

Trevor’s initial career was within the Energy Sector where he spent 25 years working for Petrocorp, Fletcher Challenge Petroleum, Southern Petroleum and the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand. Following which Trevor worked for 14 years in the NFP sector as the CEO of the Outward Bound Trust of NZ.

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Glenice Paine

CHAIR - GPL PERFORMANCE AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

Glenice was appointed to the Board of the GPL in April 2017. Previously a member of the founding Te Putahitanga Te Taumata Board, she has a background in the conservation and resource management fields and was recently appointed to the Environment Court as Deputy Commissioner. Glenice has held many governance positions and has gained considerable experience through her tenure as Tumuaki (Chair) of Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao, a Māori Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Authority, and Chair of Te Atiawa Trust.

She is currently a member of the Biosecurity 2025 Strategy Steering Group, Chair of the Kahui Māori Biological Heritage – National Science Challenge and interim Chair of Te Tira Whakamataki (The Māori Biosecurity Network).

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Donovan Clarke

CHAIR FINANCE, AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE

Donovan was appointed as a Director for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in December 2015. He is the current chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk committee. He is an experienced Director with Governance experience across multiple sectors. Donovan has a passion and commitment to improving Māori health outcomes. He had a vision for tāne, that is to “stand up” and be the leaders of their whānau, that’s Whānau Ora.

Born and bred in Murihiku, Donovan’s parents like so many others travelled south in the 60’s and 70’s in seek of employment...and stayed. He grew up around Murihiku marae, Te Rau Aroha and Nga Hau e Wha and has fond memories of his childhood. Donovan has a Master’s in Business from Otago University and is the CEO of Manaia Health PHO in Whangarei.

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Lisa Tumahai

GENERAL PARTNER LTD

Lisa is of Ngai Tahu, Tainui and Ngāti Kahungunu descent. She has a Bachelor of Commerce. Lisa was appointed as a director of Te Putahitanga in December 2015, prior to that Lisa was the chair of Te Taumata. Lisa is currently the Kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Prior to taking on a full time governance role for Ngāi Tahu Lisa was a Portfolio Manager for Canterbury District Health Board. Lisa is a Trustee on West Coast PHO, a Member of the NZ Police Commissioners Māori Focus Forum, and holds other community and commercial governance roles. Lisa is an executive member of her Papatipu Runanga Ngāti Waewae of Te Tai Poutini.