I hold a PhD in Māori Development, have taught in universities for almost thirty years, and have been actively involved with my Iwi, as Trustee for our land-block (Waimahana D3B20), Trustee for Mangatōwai Marae, Treaty Negotiator, and now Chair of the PSGE.
Norm has led small, medium and large sales and marketing organisations in New Zealand (NZ) and the United Kingdom (UK). He has excellent skills in governance and leadership in finance, sales and marketing at Senior Management levels in NZ and the UK, and is experienced with private, public and not-for-profit enterprise. Norm represents Waitāruke Marae.
Teresa is CEO of Māori Women’s Development Inc, previously CEO of Te Rūnanga ā Iwi o Ngāpuhi. She has strong business skills in corporate finance, non-profits, planning, operations management, and Life Coaching with emphasis on Business and Leadership Coaching (Member of ICF). In 2016, she was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Maori and business. In 2018 Teresa became a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. She represents Waihapa Marae.
Sandra was previosuly a Senior Consultant with ACC for over twnety-years. Since 2015, Sandra has taken up an exclusive role as a consultant, particularly for Māori communities and organisations in Taitokerau, advising on resource management issues, and working with DOC. Sandra lives in the rohe in Taemāro, and represents Taemāro Marae.
Roger has a background as a builder, is Chair of Karangahape Marae (Whangaroa), and Regional Coordinator for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Roger was one of the initial trustees of Kahukuraariki Trust, and before that the Ngātikahu ki Whangaroa Trust. Roger lives in the rohe, at Waihapa, and represents Te Kōmanga Marae.
Glendith has worked in health advisory and support, across a number of fields, including smoking cessation and heart health services. She has worked for many years with the health servies of Ngāti Whātua ki Kaipara. Glendith represents Waimahana Marae.
Makere is a Professional Learning and Development (PLD) Māori Medium Facilitator. She delivers Te Reo Matatini (Kōrero, Pānui me te Tuhituhi), Aromatawai and Te Mārautanga o Aotearoa, professional learning and development, specialising in initiatives to support Māori-medium education at local and national levels. Makere represents Ōtangaroa Marae. Makere has been in the education field for over 30 years, as a teacher, principal and now facilitator.
Mike is the sole employee of Kahukuraariki Trust, appointed in October 2018. He has extensive experience in airways transport and management, has been a small business owner, and Chair of his Marae and Ahu Whenua Trusts. Mike has recenty returned from Australia to live in Taipā.