The current board membership includes:
- Daphne Luke, Trustee since 2009, Chair since 2011
- Dr Mereana Selby, Trustee since 2012
- Toa Greening, Trustee since 2012
- George Reedy, Trustee since 2015
- Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa, Trustee since 2015
- George Reedy, Chair
- Toa Greening, Director
- Daphne Luke, Director
- Mavis Mullins, Independent Director
- Steve Murray, Director in Tuaropaki seat on Hautaki’s Board
|Daphne Luke MNZM
Ngati Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine
Current Chair. Daphne has developed extensive networks in tertiary education, community development and business. Daphne has been self-employed for 20 years as a business coach and consultant. Her employment background is in management and administration in a range of key industries within small business, corporate, central government and local authorities.
Daphne is a member of Te Mana Whakahaere o Te Wananga o Raukawa, the governing Council of the Wananga. She is the current chair of the Raukawa Media Charitable Trust and coordinates the affairs of a Maori IT investor group. In 2009 Daphne was appointed to the Maori Economic Taskforce by the Hon Pita Sharples to chair the Small-Medium Enterprises portfolio. Consequently she served as an initial appointment to Nga Pu Waea, the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative Advisory Group.
|Dr. Mereana Selby
Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Huia, Ngati Porou
Mereana’s background is in secondary and tertiary education. In 2007, Mereana was appointed the Tumuaki of Te Wananga o Raukawa Mereana has been active in the Maori language revival movement over the last 30 years, particularly with her own iwi of Ngati Raukawa and has a particular interest in language revitalisation and intergenerational language transmission. In 2015, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi awarded Mereana an Honorary PhD in Maori development.
Mereana has explored the contribution that technology can make towards the language learning process and, in particular, to the survival of te reo Maori. The Te Ako Hikohiko experiment which brought together technology, education theory and matauranga Maori provided solutions to the problem Maori are currently facing of salvaging our endangered language. Mereana has ownership interests in a layer 3 network company based in Wellington and is also a trustee for the Raukawa Media Charitable Trust that manages the Raukawa radio and licensing arrangements.
Ngati Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine
Toa is a tertiary qualified Information Engineer with over twenty year’s New Zealand ICT industry experience. He has completed professional qualifications with Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, Novell and Hewlett Packard.
Over his varied ICT career Toa has developed payroll and shipping container management systems, deployed Chartered Accounting Systems throughout NZ, implemented volcano and forest fire monitoring systems and worked on some of NZs largest ICT projects. He is currently the technical spokesperson for the National Environmental Society on radio frequency electro-magnetic fields and a professional member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.
George has a background in business, non-Government organisations and the Public Sector. A Chartered Accountant (with an MBA) his main interests have been in strategy and business development especially in on-line digital environments.
George is passionate about businesses in the Telco and IT sectors from start-ups to large enterprises. George is currently the CEO for Te Tai Whenua o Heretaunga, the health arm of Ngati Kahungunu.
Te Huarahi Tika has appointed George as its representative to the government’s Maori $30M ICT Advisory Group. In 2016, he assumed the chair of the Trust’s asset holding trust, Hautaki.
|Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa
Ngati Maniapoto, Tainui, Ngati Porou, Ngati Koata
A chartered accountant with significant experience as a business advisor and governor. She is a strategic thinker who likes to operate at the intersection of business and social advancement.
With the technology industry being one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sectors and third largest export earner, she has a keen interest in the active engagement of Maori in the sector. Missy was selected to attend the Te Hono Bootcamp programme at Stanford University which has led to her interest in the application of design thinking as a catalyst for Maori business and social innovation.
In 2015, on behalf of the trust, Missy led the development of a national Maori ICT strategy with other industry leaders.
Rangitane, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngati Ranginui
In 2015 Mavis was named Business Woman of the Year at the University of Auckland Maori Business Leaders Awards and she was also made honorary associate of UCOL. She has attained numerous roles and awards in the past two decades, highlighted by an MNZM for services to the wool industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2002.
Mavis has many notable achievements in her career, not only through the wool handling industry where she is well known and respected but also on the international business stage. Mavis has many directorship roles which include Poutama Trust, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Atihau Whanganui Inc and Nga Whenua Rahui as well as a negotiator on the Rangitane Settlement Negotiations Trust and PSGE Rangitane Tu Mai Ra Trust.
Mavis was one of the founding trustees for Te Huarahi Tika and chaired the Trust for over ten years; she has been a director on Hautaki since 2004 and held the chair between 2010 and 2016.
Ngati Kuri, Ngapuhi and Tainui
Steve Murray joined Tuaropaki Trust as CEO in 2011. Steve has a broad range of leadership expertise gained from time as a Partner in IBM’s Global Business Consulting, Managing Director of EDS New Zealand and as CEO of Tainui Group Holdings.
Steve has also worked overseas where he has gained business experience in IT, communications, energy, banking and financing, merger and acquisitions and supply chain.
Steve holds one of two Hautaki appointments on the 2 Degrees Mobile Board of Directors.