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Governance members of the Trust Board are elected from and by Trust Board beneficiaries aged 18 years and over. The Board consists of up to ten Board Members and a Board Secretary. Each member is appointed for a term of three years.

Current members of the Trust Board

John Bishara

John Bishara


Hon Dame Georgina Te Heuheu

Deputy Chairman

Heemi Biddle Jnr

Board Member

Judy Harris

Board Member

Tangonui Kingi

Tangonui Kingi

Board Member

Danny Loughlin

Board Member

Ngahere Wall

Ngahere Wall

Board Member

Channey Iwikau

Board Member

Te Takinga New

Board Member

Trish Otimi

Board Member

Our Staff

Chief Executive

  • Shane Heremaia

Executive Assistant

  • Sarah-Jane Cuthers

Commercial Development

  • Strategy & Commercial Manager: Rakeipoho Taiaroa


  • Communications Manager: Te Mahau Kingi

Corporate Services

  • Administrator – Records & Archives: Janet Galbraith
  • Administrator – Database & Systems: Courtney Marshall
  • Administrator – Taupo: Gaye Stebbing
  • Administrator – Turangi: Raina Ferris-Bretherton
  • Administrator – Finance: Michelle Taiaroa
  • Administrator – Finance: Angela Puru
  • Corporate Services Manager: Kim Alexander

Natural Resources

  • Project Coordinator : Paris Gray
  • Environmental Coordinator: Brett Taylor
  • Environmental Coordinator: Tredegar Hall
  • Project Coordinator: Lauren Fletcher
  • Environmental Coordinator: Cher Mohi-Duff
  • Natural Resources Manager: Maria Nepia

Strategic Initiatives

  • Strategic Manager: Marie Otimi
  • Project Coordinator: Adriana Fletcher


  • Financial Service Provider: KPMG Hamilton


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