The current board membership includes:
• Daphne Luke, Trustee since 2009, Chair since 2011
• Toa Greening, Trustee since 2012
• George Reedy, Trustee since 2015
• Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa, Trustee since 2015
• Dr Warren Williams, new Trustee 2017
• Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, new Trustee 2017
• Dr Chris Tooley, new Trustee 2017
• Ty Kahu, new Trustee 2017
|Daphne Luke MNZM – Appointed 2009 Rongomaiwahine, Rangitāne o Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua
Daphne has developed extensive networks in Māori tertiary education, community and Iwi development and business. Daphne has been self-employed for 20 years as a business coach and consultant.
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, Te Rōpū Pakihi the Kapiti Horowhenua Māori Business Network and she coordinates the affairs of a small 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 Ngā Pu Waea, the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative Advisory Group.
A key role for Daphne is to maintain our relationship with the WAI2224 spectrum claimants (Whatarangi Winiata for NZMC; Huirangi Waikerepuru and Piripi Walker for Ngā Kaiwhakapumau i te Reo and Graeme Everton for the Rangiaho Everton Estate).
|Toa Greening – Appointed 2012 Ngāti 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.
Toa is a senior manager at Spark NZ and a director of MicroCar Limited. He is currently the technical spokesperson for the National Environmental Society on radio frequency electro-magnetic fields and a professional member of the Bio-electromagnetics Society.
|George Reedy – Appointed 2015 Ngāti Porou
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 – Appointed 2015
Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti 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.
|Debbie Packer – Appointed 2017
Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine, Ngā Rauru
Debbie’s guiding philosophy is mahi, mana, and manaakitanga – hard work, respect, and care for other. She is currently the Kaiarataki (Chief Executive) for Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust, a member on the Māori Economic Development Panel, the director of Tui Ora Ltd, the director for the Iwi Collective Fisheries Partnership Ltd, Director-Chairman for Ngāti Ruanui Holding ltd and Operating Ltd and the Chair for the Tourism Operation Mt Taranaki.
Debbie has been part of the Stanford Boot-camp programme and has taken three groups of rangatahi to San Francisco to visit Silicon Valley.
|Warren Williams – Appointed 2017
Warren Williams is the former National IT Manager for Te Wananga o Aotearoa. He has been in the ICT and tertiary education industry for over 15 years. As a national IT manager he oversaw the IT strategic and operational direction of Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
Warren is focussed on strategic ICT relationships and partnerships that provide positive contributions to students and the communities they live in. He feels that through the use of technology, skills and knowledge can be easily accessed wherever they are. He is an advocate of “mobile” working and encourages people to drive technology to work better, and not let technology drive them.
RECENT TRUSTEE APPOINTMENTS:
|Dr Chris Tooley
Dr Chris Tooley is currently the Chief Executive of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua based in the Bay of Plenty. He is the Vice-Chair of the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and an Academic Board Member at Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
Chris was the Chief Ministerial Advisor to Sir Pita R Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, Associate Minister of Education and Corrections during his two terms of Parliament between 2008-2014. In this role, Chris was deeply involved in the spectrum claim and negotiations across the government on the $30M Māori ICT Fund as well as designing the overall Māori Economic Strategy.
Chris holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a Gates Scholar. He read on the concept of self-determination/nationalism across western philosophy, international law and geo-politics and conducted research in Palestine.
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ruanui
Pentech is a specialised provider of information and communications technology who brings fast, reliable and secure IP communications to organisations of all sizes throughout New Zealand. As the Managing Director for Pentech over the last ten years, Ty is responsible for setting the company’s direction and strategy. He also oversees Pentech’s operations management processes. Ty recently accepted the role of Chairman of the Board.
Ty has 30 years of experience in the sector and his technical background is tempered with business acumen and governance roles. He is the current chair of Te Awe, the Wellington Māori Business Network. Recently Ty established a Māori IT sector group in the Capital and is has also begun to develop a Māori IT recruitment company. When he’s not bouncing around new ideas and resources, he’ll most likely be found coaching on the volleyball court
• George Reedy, Chair
• Toa Greening, Director
• Daphne Luke, Director
• Mavis Mullins, Independent Director
• Steve Murray, Director in Tuaropaki seat on Hautaki’s Board
|Mavis Mullins MNZM – Appointed 2000 Rangitane o Tamaki Nui-ā-Rua, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
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.
|Steve Murray – Appointed 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.