Current community roles:
QSM, JP, FNZIV, MNZIF (Hon.), FPINZ
Rotorua Trustee since 2011, Deputy Chair since September 2015
Chair – Investment Committee
My community involvements include Chair, Rotorua Community Charity Trust (1999 – 2011), Member, Land Valuation Tribunals, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Otago (current); and past Chair of Massey University Property Foundation.
Trustee since 2010.
Ko Tarawera te Maunga
Ko Rotokakahi te Moana
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Tuhourangi te Iwi
Ko ngati Wahiao te Hapu
Ko Puarenga te Awa
Ko Te Pakira te Marae
Tena Koutou Katoa
Being born and raised in the village of Whakarewarewa provided both exposure and experience in contributing to the wellbeing of whanau and hapu.
This was both complimented and challenged by a unique and natural geothermal environment that demanded understanding and respect to co-exist harmoniously.
Over the years this foundation has provided a solid base for my personal and professional development in education, environmental development, social services, legal services, policy development and Treaty settlements.
The years of engagement varies with central regional and territorial authorities, as well as community organisations, has given me first hand experience and understanding of these entities and the challenges they face in society.
My real passion is getting the best outcomes for Te Arawa and the community I reside within and as the current CEO of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust I can truly focus my energies on achieving this.